Submitted by the Friday Harbor golf team
The Friday Harbor High School golf team faced Lopez on April 27 at the San Juan Golf Club. The final score was 248 for the Wolverines and 258 for Lopez.
Tobin Arden from Lopez scored a 40 on the San Juan course to lead all players as medalists. Dylan Posenjak, of Friday Harbor, and Reese Hamilton, Lopez, tied for second place with a pair of 44’s. Freshman Ethan Havel had another personal best with a score of 48 and finished in fourth place. With the Lopez men finishing 1, 2 they won the bragging rights for the day with an 8 shot victory over the local squad.
The last time the team played Lopez, four of their top ladies all broke 50 and beat almost everyone on the Wolverines team. For this team match, six players were selected to go up against the Lopez squad. Friday Harbor pulled out a slim victory 248 to 258. A star golfer from Lopez, Nora Zapalac, got caught in one of San Juan’s famous 6-foot deep sand traps and found out how hard it is to escape. If it hadn’t been for that misfortune, the win would have been determined by the last putt.
When you’re a beginner golfer, the big challenge is to break 50 for the first time on a nine-hole score. With a couple years experience, the next challenge is to break 40.