The Olympic League Golf Championships took place May 8 at Kitsap Golf & Country Club in Bremerton and several teams will be represented at state and districts.
Seven golfers qualified directly to state while the next eight qualified for districts.
Kingston shined the brightest on the boys side compared to other Kitsap schools. Buc Avery Berger finished second overall, behind Port Angeles’ Phoenix Flores, with an 80 through 18 holes. Ashton Purser tied for fourth with an 81. In addition, Tyler Rose finished 10th and will head to districts after scoring an 86.
North Kitsap’s Jake Poggi led the Vikings, finishing tied with Berger for second with an 80. Mac MacKinnon tied for fourth with an 81. But Nick Watson finished 16th and missed the cut by two strokes, finishing with a 92.
Olympic and Bremerton have one golfer each continuing in the postseason. Trojan Noah Shaw finished seventh and will head to state with a score of 83. Jackson Fletcher made the cut, finishing 15th with a 90.
Although Bainbridge’s scores did not count for the league play because it’s 3A, the Spartans did qualify as a team for the district tourney for the larger schools. Andrew Jobes finished tied for sixth overall with an 82. Andrew Grinter also scored an 82 while Dane Byers scored an 83. Rylan Libes finished with an 84 and Ryan Sturham rounded out the Spartans with an 85.
On the girls side, Spartan Elise Walters finished first overall with an 81. Grace Charintranot finished fourth with a 95, Mae Wysong tied for seventh with a 104, and Hailey Fink scored a 106.
However, just like for the boys, the Bainbridge scores did not count in the league play on the girls’ side. Also just like the boys, the top six reached state and the next eight qualified for district.
Olympic’s Chelsea Bevan was the only Kitsap County school member to reach state with a 108. Port Angeles’ Piper Williams qualified first with a 93.
Bevan’s teammate, Kiyomi McKenzie will head to districts after earning a 108. Kingston’s Leah Garringer was one stroke back with a 109. Lastly, North Kitsap’s Abbey Smart will head to districts after scoring a 114.