High School Sports

O’Connell hits hole-in-one for Squalicum at Homestead

Tavo O’Connell shot a hole-in-one on the par-3 16th hole and Nick Nolan finished as the medalist with a score of 71 on Thursday, April 30, at Homestead Golf Course.

Bellingham finished in first place with a team score of 395, the lowest team score of the year. Led by Nolan, Rees Kruhlak’s score of 76 and Ben Henrikson’s 81.

“Nick had his third round under par this year,” Bellingham coach David Bobillot said in a phone interview. “He didn’t play his best, but he made his putts and scrambled when he needed to scramble. Rees had his best round of the year. He shot even on the back and hit the ball well off the tee. He got it up and down twice on some tough up and downs, but his putter wasn’t quite falling on all the holes.”

Lynden Christian took second place with a team score of 423, the team’s best score all season as well. The Lyncs were led by Lincoln Olson’s 76, Koy Sterk’s 84 and Erik Vander Velden’s 85.

“We got a lot better on our home course today,” Lynden Christian coach Dana Hagen said in a phone interview.

Storm O’Connell finished second individually with a 75 to lead Squalicum to a third place score of 431. Nooksack Valley finished sixth and was led by Zach Daniels’ score of 105.

Thursday's results

At Homestead Golf course

Team scores: Bellingham 395, Lynden Christian 423, Squalicum 431, Sedro-Woolley 481, Anacortes 561, Nooksack Valley 656.

Medalist: Nick Nolan (Bellingham) 71

Bellingham: 1. Nick Nolan 71; 2. Rees Kruhlak 76; 3. Jonathan Larson 85; 4. Ben Henrikson 81; 5. Zach Nolan 82.

Lynden Christian: 1. Lincoln Olson 76; 2. Erik Vander Velden 85; 3. Travis Roosma 94; 4. Koy Sterk 84; 5. Jake De Young 93.

Squalicum: 1. Tavo O’Connell 75; 2. Brandon Weeda 88; 3. Tanner Griffiths 85; 4. Logan Sitkin 96; 5. Griffin Korby 87.

Nooksack Valley: 1. Michael O’Bryan 113; 2. Jimmy Hagen 110; 3. Zach Daniels 105.