All-Whatcom County girls' golf capsules

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJune 13, 2014 

GOLFER OF THE YEAR

JENN PAUL

School: Bellingham

Year: Senior

What she did: Led Bellingham to a 12th team state title in 13 years after finishing second individually at the Class 2A state championships. ... Shot a two-day total of 160 (82-78), finishing one shot behind Fife's Kendall Grey. ... Led the Northwest Conference with a per-round average of 75.0, shooting 74 on the second day of the bi-district tournament to lead the Red Raiders. ... Capped a career in which she finished in the top-five at state every year. ... Helped Bellingham win a state championship each of her four years. ... NWC Girls' Golf Player of the Year.

MADDI ATWOOD-KNUDSON

School: Squalicum

Year: Junior

What she did: Finished tied for 16th at the Class 2A State Championships after shooting a two-day total of 191 (96-95). ... Paired with Courtney Flannery to earn Storm a seventh-place finish at state. ... Per-round average of 96.8 placed her fourth in Northwest Conference. ... First-team All-NWC selection. ... Earned berth into state after shooting season-best second-round 93 at bi-district tournament. ... Helped Squalicum to second place at NWC Championships.

EMMA BROWN

School: Mount Baker

Year: Senior

What she did: First-team All-NWC selection after recording a per-round average of 101.2, good for eighth in conference. ... Despite not making it to state, finished well at tri-district with round of 105. ... Edged her way through district tournament with a round of 109. ... Helped Mount Baker to third at NWC Championships. ... Led Mountaineers to win at the Grandview Golf Course with a round of 99 on April 29, one shot behind medalist Christina Kim of Squalicum.

ALEX FERRIER

School: Bellingham

Year: Sophomore

What she did: Provided nice compliment to Bellingham duo of Jenn Paul and Madi McNeely. ... Finished 25th at 2A State Championships after shooting two-day 199 (100-99). ... Second-team All-Northwest Conference selection after shooting per-round average of 110.6. ... Showed steady progress throughout season, having her best rounds at state and in the Red Raiders' bi-district win. ... Shot a 182 at bi-district, placing in the top seven.

COURTNEY FLANNERY

School: Squalicum

Year: Senior

What she did: Finished 31st at the Class 2A State Championships after posting two-day total of 204 (101-103). ... First-team All-Northwest Conference selection after holding a per-round average of 97.4, good for fifth in league. ... Paired with Maddi Atwood-Knudson to lift Squalicum to seventh place at state. ... Earned medalist honors on April 15 at North Bellingham Golf Course after shooting 92, leading Storm to team win over the five-school field.

CHRISTINA KIM

School: Squalicum

Year: Sophomore

What she did: First-team All-Northwest Conference selection after finishing season with per-round average of 100.2, good for seventh. ... Earned bid into the Class 2A State Championships but missed the cut by one stroke after shooting opening-round 105. ... Shot 99 at NWC Championships, tying for best marks on team. ... Earned medalist honors on April 29 at Grandview Golf Course with round of 98, leading Squalicum to tournament win.

MADI MCNEELY

School: Bellingham

Year: Senior

What she did: Finished fourth at Class 2A state championships after shooting two-day total of 178 (84-94). ... Helped Bellingham to a sixth straight state title, and its 12th over past 13 years. ... Tied for second in the Northwest Conference with per-round average of 83.6. ... All-NWC first-team selection. ... Finished second at bi-district after shooting 158 (81-77). ... Shot 84 to place second at the Northwest Conference Championships behind Paul.

EMILY MING

School: Lynden

Year: Senior

What she did: Finished tied for 12th at Class 2A State Championships after shooting 185 (91-94). ... Tied for second in the Northwest Conference with per-round average of 83.6, second only to Paul's 75.0. ... First-team All-NWC selection. ... Led after first day of bi-district, shooting opening-round 78. She ended up third. ... Earned medalist honors on May 12 at the Grandview Golf Course with a 77.

NATALIE VERRY

School: Mount Baker

Year: Freshman

What she did: After shooting a 97 at the Class 1A Tri-District Tournament, she was lone 1A golfer from county to qualify for state, albeit as an alternate. ... Earned her bid into tri-district after posting a 96 in the district tournament. ... Second-team All-Northwest Conference selection after posting per-round average of 107.4, good for 15th in NWC. ... Play continued to mature throughout the season, and posted best numbers in last month of competition.

COACH OF THE YEAR

BRAD MCKAY

School: Bellingham

What he did: Led Bellingham to sixth-consecutive state championship, and program's 12th in 13 years. ... Red Raiders won Northwest Conference title, as well. ... Coached three players in Jenn Paul, Madi McNeely and Alex Ferrier that all made it to the second day of state, with Paul finishing second, McNeely fourth and Ferrier 25th.

HONORABLE MENTION

Baylee Backstrom, Mount Baker

Jordan Flannery, Squalicum

Emma Lochridge, Bellingham

Hannah Peterson, Sehome

Anna Ratzlaff, Meridian

Jaycie Roth, Bellingham

Cienna Semsak, Ferndale

Sadie Steele, Bellingham

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