Emily Ming of Lynden's girls' golf team was the first-day leader at the Class 2A Bi-District Tournament preliminaries on Monday, May 19, at Snohomish Golf and Country Club.
Ming shot a 78 and was followed by the Bellingham duo of Jenn Paul and Madi McNeely in second and third, respectively. Paul shot an 80 and McNeely and 81.
"I think the girls played really well and we put ourselves in a situation that we can get a few through (to state) tomorrow," Bellingham coach Brad McKay said in a phone interview.
Christina Kim led Squalicum with a 93, followed by Courtney Flannery's 95 and Maddi Atwood-Knutson's 99.
Hannah Peterson was the top golfer for Sehome at 106. Her teammate Taylor Firmstone shot a 115.
Bellingham's Emma Lochridge shot a 94 and Alex Ferrier had a 97. Sadie Steele was at 100 and Jaycie Roth shot 109.
Rachael Campbell also shot a 106 for the Storm, followed by Jordan Flannery's 108 and Kayla Holmes' 125.
Lynden's Kelsey Walczak had a 117 after the first day and Camille Sharp had a 127.
The Bi-District Tournament continues at 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, at Snohomish Golf and Country Club.
At SNOHOMISH GOLF AND COUNTRY CLUB
Team scores: n/a
Medalist: Emily Ming, Lynden, 78
Lynden: Emily Ming 78, Kesley Walczak 117, Camille Sharp 127.
Bellingham: Jenn Paul 80, Madi McNeely 81, Emma Lochridge 94, Alex Ferrier 97, Sadie Steele 100, Jaycie Roth 109
Squalicum: Christina Kim 93, Courtney Flannery 95, Maddi Atwood-Knutson 99, Rachael Campbell 106, Jordan Flannery 108, Kayla Holmes 125
Sehome: Hannah Peterson 106, Taylor Firmstone 115