Golf goes for the gold

As the golf season nears its end, the Friday Harbor Wolverines golf team isn’t packing away their clubs just yet. In a home invitational and at districts, the Wolverines keep fighting to bring home the gold.

1A2B District Tournament

Wolverines golf sent six players to the 1A2B District Tournament in Oak Harbor; all six of them placed in the top 10 and will move on to BiDistrict at the same course on Thursday, May 16. As a team, the Wolverines took first place at districts.

“It’s been a long time since Friday Harbor advanced so many golfers, never in my 10 years as coach,” coach Jack Rice said. “For the Friday Harbor team to take six of the top 10 places in the District Tournament is something special.”

Ethan Havel scored 90, placing third with 5 pars; Jack Mason scored 102, placing seventh with 4 pars; Weston Swirtz scored 104, placing eighth with 6 pars; Peter Kulseth scored 106, placing ninth with 2 pars; Teagan August scored 110, placing 10th with 1 par; and Chase Wilson scored 110, also placing 10th these two had the same place, 10th? Did I screw that up or is that a typo with 1 par.

Thirty golfers teed up to win one of the 21 available slots for BiDistricts.

“In the next few days each player will be laying out a plan on how he can play this course better next week,” Rice said. “What really impressed me is how five of the six Friday Harbor players improved their scores on the back nine holes.”

Friday Harbor Invitational

The Wolverines hosted Anacortes, La Conner, Lopez and Orcas islands at the San Juan Golf Club for the Friday Harbor Invitational on May 3. The event had both boys and girls events, though Friday Harbor only has boys on their team.

Isaac Brumsickle had the longest drive for the boys with 301 yards and the closest to the hole for the boys on the sixth hole was Ethan Havel with 9 feet and 5 inches.

Divided into two, the Wolverines ended with scores of 367 and 430 respectively. Coached by head coach Jack Rice, team one’s scores were as follows: Havel, 82, winning second place in individual play; Peter Kulseth, 89; Teagan August, 97; Weston Swirtz, 99; Joe Kaden, 107; and Ben Dillery, 110.

Coached by Gordy Waite, team two scored the following: Jack Mason, 100; Brumsickle, 107; Chase Wilson, 107; Tyler Fleming, 116; Ian Volk, 116; Aidan Shannon, 117.

Anacortes took first place at the invitational, with 359; Lopez had one player who shot an 88; and La Conner finished with 533.