High School Sports

Olson leads 4 LC golfers in qualifying for state tournament

Lynden Christian’s boys’ golf team qualified four golfers for state during the Class 1A Bi-District Tournament on Monday, May 18, at Useless Bay Golf and Country Club.

The Lyncs were lead by Lincoln Olson’s score of 81. Travis Roosma shot a 95, Erik Vander Velden shot a 91 and Kaden Sterk shot a 98 to qualify for the state tournament.

The cut in the tournament was set at 98.

“I’m really pleased with my team,” Lynden Christian coach Dana Hagen said in a phone interview. “At the beginning of the year if you told me I was taking four (golfers) to state. I’d be happy with that. They just played hard and gutted it out. It was a tough course.”

Mount Baker failed to qualify any of its golfers for the state tournament. The Mountaineers were led by Mason Bass’ score of 99. Tanner Bass shot a 100, Sam Barbo finished with a 114 and Jed Schleimer a 115.

“With the cut being 98, you know it’s a challenge,” Mount Baker coach Chad Hoidal said in a phone interview. “It opened our eyes on how tough courses are outside our conference. They guys played good this year. I’m excited for the future.”

The Mountaineers will only be losing senior Tanner Bass for next season. He ended his golfing career two strokes away from the cut.

“That’s tough anytime you go out in your senior year and know you’re that close,” Hoidal said. “I’m proud of him and he has had a great attitude.”

Meridian has qualified three golfers for the state tournament. Nick Rautenberg, Joel Eschbach and Jon Kihm will be representing the Trojans.

“Having three (golfers) making it to state. It’s pretty cool,” Meridian coach Bryant D’Hondt said in a phone interview.

Nooksack Valley also competed in the district tournament. No team scores from the Pioneers were provided.

The Class 1A State Tournament will be held on May 27 and 28 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.

Monday's results

At Useless Bay Golf and Country Club

Lynden Christian: 1. Lincoln Olson 81; 2. Travis Roosma 95; 3. Erik Vander Velden 91; 4. Kaden Sterk 98.

Mount Baker: 1. Mason Bass 99; 2. Tanner Bass 100; 3. Sam Barbo 114; 4. Jed Schleimer 115.

Meridian: No individual scores were provided.