Despite having three golfers finish in the top-10 of the Class 2A Northwest District Tournament on Monday, May 16, Bellingham coach Brad McKay said each of the girls believe they could have played better.
Alex Ferrier finished second with an 86 on the soft Snohomish Golf Course. Sophia Schmidt placed fifth and had the most steady round despite not hitting her driver as well as she’d like, according to McKay. Schmidt went to the driving range after her round to prepare for the second round, which will be Tuesday, May 17.
Emma Lochridge shot a 95 and had the best front nine holes of any Red Raider golfer with a 44. She’s tied for ninth.
Sarah Gibb’s 103 tied her for 20th and gave the Red Raiders four golfers moving on to the second round, which will send the top 18 finishers on to next week’s state tournament.
The Red Raiders made it a goal to finish as high as possible to give themselves a chance to win a district team title..
“It’s something you see at the state tournament but it’d be a pretty cool thing to win a district team title with only four girls,” McKay said.
Ming has strong day
Lynden’s Jade Ming shot a 90 on Monday, which placed her in a tie for fourth place, 5 strokes behind Shorecrest’s Jac Longstreth, who led the round with an 85.
Storm advances five golfers
Squalicum will send five golfers to the second day, led by Christina Kim, who is tied for ninth with a 95. Joining her will be Jordan Flannery (tied for 14th, 101), Josie Andert (tied for 18th, 102), Melanie Zehnder Squalicum 108 T23(tied for 23rd, 108) and Miranda Mizen Waite (35th, 121).
Also moving on
Blaine’s Cassidy Justason made it to the second day by shooting a 115 to finish in 33rd.
Sehome’s Ina LaGrandeur missed qualifying for Tuesday’s round by just 3 strokes.