Submitted by the Friday Harbor golf team
The Friday Harbor golf team played a tournament that was hosted by the Gallery Golf Club in Oak Harbor.
Tobin Arden from Lopez was medalist for the event with a 76, winning the tournament for the second year in a row.
Dylan Posenjak, Ethan Havel and Peter Kulseth of Friday Harbor will advance to the next level of competition at the bi-district tournament to be played on the same course next Thursday, May 17.
This is the second year in a row that Posenjak has finished in third place. For Posenjak, this was just a practice round; the real competition is next week when a trip to the state tournament is on the line.
“I expect him to play even better next week now that he has seen the course after not playing it for over a year,” said coach Jack Rice about Posenjak.
Freshman Ethan Havel continues to improve. To finish in eighth place as a freshman is quite an accomplishment, explained Rice.
”If he can hold it together next week, I expect him to make the trip to the state tournament,” said Rice about Havel.
The third member of the team to make it to bi-district was junior Peter Kulseth with a 116.
“Peter can play much better and I wouldn’t be surprised to see an improvement of more than 16 shots next week,” added Rice.
First alternate went to sophomore Weston Swirtz. If Swirtz is lucky enough to get into the field, he could surprise everyone with a much-improved score, according to Rice.
The fifth and sixth players on the team had a tough day on the course. Ian Volk cut his hand on a flagstick on one of the opening holes. He had a little trouble hanging onto the club while the blood covered his grip. Senior Sean Chevalier got every bad bounce you could imagine, according to Rice. As a first-year player, making it to the district tournament shows how much he improved in just two months, he added.
“All six of the Friday Harbor players made me proud to be their coach,” said Rice.