All-Whatcom County boys' golf capsules

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDJune 14, 2014 

GOLFER OF THE YEAR

CODY ROTH

School: Bellingham

Year: Junior

What he did: Led Bellingham to Class 2A state title after finishing individually in a tie for second place at Chambers Bay. ... Finished with two-day total 144 (73-71) at state. ... Voted the All-Northwest Conference Player of the Year after finishing with league-best 71.6 average. ... Led Red Raiders to bi-district title after earning medalist honors with two-round total of 148 (72-76). ... Recorded a hole-in-one on the 17th hole at the state championship, his first ace.

EZRA ARNESON

School: Lynden

Year: Sophomore

What he did: Finished in tie for fifth place at Class 2A State Championships after posting two-day total of 149 (72-77). ... Along with fellow sophomore Alex Crabtree, lifted Lynden to a fourth-place finish at state. ... Opening-day 72 had him in the top pairing going into day two. ... First-team All-Northwest Conference selection after recording per-round average of 73.0. ... Finished third at the bi-district tournament with 154 (76-78).

DEVAN BOUCHER

School: Blaine

Year: Senior

What he did: Senior leader on a young Blaine squad. ... Finished tied for 18th at Class 1A State Tournament, posting a two-day total of 160 (81-79). ... Per-round average of 78.6 was eighth in the Northest Conference, earning him first-team honors. ... Racked up several top-four finishes, including rounds of 78 at Semiahmoo, Grandview and an 82 at North Bellingham and Avalon.

ALEX CRABTREE

School: Lynden

Year: Sophomore

What he did: Overcome difficult patches in play at 2A State Tournament, eventually finishing tied for 23rd with a two-day total of 167 (83-84). ... Paired with fellow sophomore Ezra Arneson to lift Lynden to a fourth-place finish at state. ... Second-team All-Northwest Conference selection after posting per-round average of 81.0, good for 10th in league. ... Posted a 76 in the opening round of the bi-district tournaments, one of his best performances of year.

REES KRUHLAK

School: Bellingham

Year: Junior

What he did: Finished tied for 29th at Class 2A State Championships, shooting two-day total of 171 (83-88). ... Helped Bellingham claim 2A state title. ... First-team All-Northwest Conference selection after finishing with ninth best per-round average (79.8). ... Shot 160 (74-86) at bi-district tournament to ease into state tournament. ... Day-one 74 at the bi-district was only bested by Cody Roth's 72.

NICK NOLAN

School: Bellingham

Year: Sophomore

What he did: Finished 12th place at the Class 2A State Championships after posting two-day total of 159 (82-77), helping Bellingham to a state title. ... First-team All-Northwest Conference selection after finishing season with per-round average of 75.0, tied for fourth with Mount Baker's Kenneth Wilson. ... Two-day 151 at bi-district tournament was three shots off Roth's medalist number, and Red Raiders went on to claim the tournament title.

LINCOLN OLSON

School: Lynden Christian

Year: Senior

What he did: Top Whatcom County placer at Class 1A State Championships, finishing in a tie for sixth with two-day total of 152 (79-73). ... Olson's second-round 73 was second-best score of day. ... First-team All-Northwest Conference selection after finishing with per-round average of 75.0. ...Earned medalist honors on May 13 at North Bellingham Golf Course with a 73, besting the field of six schools. ... Senior leader on a young Lyncs club.

TAYLOR PAUL

School: Bellingham

Year: Senior

What he did: Finished tied for 15th at the Class 2A State Championships after firing a two-day 163 (85-78). ... Helped Bellingham to a state title, besting second-place Clarkston by 39 points. ... First-team All-Northwest Conference selection after finishing season with a per-round average of 76.4, good for sixth in league. ... Third straight year Paul placed at state, after finishing 24th as a sophomore and seventh as a junior. ... Placed fourth at bi-district tournament with a 157 (79-78).

KENNETH WILSON

School: Mount Baker

Year: Senior

What he did: Mount Baker's lone golfer to make it past the first day of state, finishing in a tie for 21st at 161 (80-81). ... First-team All-Northwest Conference selection after finishing in a tie with Lincoln Olson and Nick Nolan for the third lowest per-round average (75.0). ... Earned medalist honors with a 72 on March 18 and finished second to Roth on May 6.

COACH OF THE YEAR

DAVE BOBILLOT

School: Bellingham

What he did: Led Bellingham to a convincing team win at the Class 2A State Tournament. ... Coached four different golfers in sophomore Nick Nolan, juniors Cody Roth and Rees Kruhlak and senior Taylor Paul to top-30 finishes at state. ... Led Bellingham to bi-district and Northwest Conference titles.

HONORABLE MENTION

Collin Barclay, Lynden

Jeremy DeLisle, Sehome

Daniel Erickson, Ferndale

Ben Henrickson, Bellingham

Dennis Kashubin, Mount Baker

Dane Larsen, Ferndale

Tanner Lester, Ferndale

Thomas Mankle, Sehome

Marthew Multop, Mount Baker

Tavo O'Connell, Squalicum

Joel Quartz, Ferndale

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