Stewart, Bates tally personal best; Lobos take the match | Golf

  • Mon Apr 27th, 2015 6:39pm
  • Sports

Heavy winds couldn’t keep two Wolverines from tallying personal bests, but the Lobos bested the breeze and the visiting team last week to claim a victory on their wind-swept home course.

Newcomer Joe Stewart shot 52 to tally Friday Harbor’s lowest individual score and freshman Adam Bates nearly broke the 60-stroke mark for the first time, finishing right on 60, as each player notched a personal best in the April 21 inter-island match. Lopez Island’s Alexandra Clouet shot a 48 to earn the lowest-score medal and lead the Lobos to a 203 to 224 victory.

Stewart, a sophomore, joined the golf team two weeks earlier after suffering an injury in a different sport.

“Joe is a nice addition to the team,” Coach Jack Rice said. “Once we get his slice straightened out he has a lot of potential to be a fine golfer.”

Wind gusts topped 50 mph during the match. Following Stewart’s team-best 52, the Wolverines three lowest scores were: Will Christison, 54, Jordan Davis, 55 and Max Haenel, 57.

Next

The Wolverines will face La Conner and Mount Vernon Christian at home Tuesday, April 28, and finish up their regular-season schedule on the road May 5 against Grace Academy. Friday Harbor will then compete in the first-ever Friday Harbor Invitational High School Tournament, an 18-hole competition, hosted by San Juan Golf & Tennis Club, Friday, May 8.

— Scott Rasmussen