High School Sports

Ferrier leads Bellingham to Whatcom County Championship victory

Alex Ferrier and Sadie Steele led Bellingham’s girls’ golf team to a 280 score in its win at the Whatcom County Championship on Thursday, April 2, at Sudden Valley Golf Course.

Ferrier finished as the top medalist on the day with a score of 46 and Steele shot a 53 for the Red Raiders.

“I guess we kind of outlasted everyone today,” Bellingham coach Brad McKay said in a phone interview. “We got good contributions from Sadie and from Alex for sure.”

Five pars were made by Ferrier en route to her first-place finish.

“Alex put some really nice holes together. Her five pars were well-earned,” McKay said.

Squalicum finished second in the championship with a team score of 292. Led by Christina Kim’s individual score of 51 and Maddi Atwood-Knudson finished with a 55.

Mount Baker’s Gemma Wilson finished with a 49 to lead the Mountaineers in its third place finish with a 305 team score.

Jillian Anderson led Ferndale with a 58, Ellie Ryan led Meridian with a score of 64, Taylor Firmstone finished with a 61 and Maddie Kramme shot a 75 for Lynden.

With Ferrier and Steele earning two of the top spots in the meet, it was the performance by the rest of the Red Raiders that stood out most.

“I think what I really liked was that the back end of our team is consistent and they’re improving,” he said. “As we get later (in the season) our team numbers will drop. So they’re doing what they need to do to improve those scores.”

Thursday's results

At Sudden Valley Golf course

Team scores: Bellingham 280, Squalicum 292, Mount Baker 305, Ferndale 311, Meridian 334, Sehome 366, Lynden 396.

Medalist: Alex Ferrier (Bellingham) 46

Bellingham: 1. Alex Ferrier 46; 2. Sadie Steele 53; 3. Emma Lochridge 60; 4. Sarah Gibb 60; 5. Erin Wood 62.

Squalicum: 1. Maddi Atwood-Knudson 55; 2. Christina Kim 51; 3. Jordan Flannery 59; 4. Kayla Holmes 63; 5. Piper Moncrieff 68.

Mount Baker: 1. Gemma Wilson 49; 2. Bria Henthorn 54; 3. Natalie Verry 65; 4. Ellie Baddeley 69; 5. Daniele Benson 68.

Ferndale: 1. Jillian Anderson 58; 2. Shelby McCauley 65; 3. Courtney Watashef 65; 4. Stenna Heredia 61; 5. Maeson Mullins 71.

Meridian : 1. Anna Ratzlaff 65; 2. Ellie Ryan 64; 3. Haley Sandberg 71; 4. Millie Damson 69; 5. Betsy Camacho 77.

Sehome: 1. Taylor Firmstone 61; 2. Ina LaGrandeur 73; 3. Jaiyi Xie 72; 4. Aubrey Teague 81; 5. Esmerelda Guzman 79.

Lynden: 1. Maddie Kramme 75; 2. Tori Crabtree 81; 3. Alexis Varner 78.