3-29-11 Golf v Cascade
Zack Burchett chips onto a green during Chelan’s winning match against the Cascade Kodiaks.
Chelan beats Cascade on golf course
The Goats field a strong boys team this year.
By Richard Uhlhorn (info supplied by Coach Kirk Einspahr)
Chelan hosted the Cascade Kodiaks on Tuesday, March 29, on what was a chilly but dry spring day that the Chelan Municipal Golf Course.
The boys team took honors with a 344 to 379 win over the Kodiaks. Junior Cristian Krumbah ended up with medalist honors for Chelan stroking an 83 which was one stroke over sophomore Ian Cowell who had an 84.
For the girls, Cascade was unable to field a complete team, so the Chelan girls took home the team win. Sophomore Sam Cooper took medalist honors for the girls with a score of 96. Her sister, freshman Quinn Cooper came in with a 104 followed closely by junior Lexi Burchett (107).
Chelan’s next golf match will be after the spring break on April 12 against Omak at the Okanogan Valley Golf Course.
Crescent Bar – March 17 against Cascade and Quincy
On a breezy cold day, Chelan, Cascade and Quincy met up for a golf match at the Crescent Bar Golf Course. “For many of our players it was the first time on a golf course this year. (the Chelan Course was still closed),” reported Coach Einsphar. “For so early in the season, Chelan had a failry good day, turning in top scores for both the girls and boys individually and as teams.”
Medalists for the 9-hole match were Chelan’s sophomores Ian Cowell with a 5-over 40 for the boys and Sam Cooper at 52 for the girls.
Boy's team scores Chelan 188, Cascade 195, Quincy 208
Girl's team scores Chelan 234, Cascade 259, Quincy 299
Chelan returns four golfers from last year. Two (Zach Burchett and Cristian Krumbah) qualified for last year’s state tournament. Also returning are junior Robert Ihlanfeldt and sophomore Ian Cowell. Coach Einsphar is expecting these four players to have a large impact on Chelan’s game this year.
Junior Lexi Burchett (a state qualifier from last year) is the only girl returning from last year’s girls team. Einsphar also has two transfer students on the team; sophomore Sam Cooper and her sister, freshman Quinn Cooper.
Coach Einsphar is feeling good about the boy’s chances of being league champions again this year. On the girls side, he’s hoping Lexi will qualify for post-season play.