4.2.13 Spring Golf Report
Zack Burchett chips a ball onto the green during play against Okanogan.
Chelan teeing up wins on the golf course
By Richard Uhlhorn
Chelan held its first league match at the Lake Chelan Municipal Golf Course on Thursday, March 28 against Okanogan and came out victorious. Chelan’s number one boy player, Ian Cowell was absent.
The boys stroked a sweet 343 for the 18 holes against the Bulldogs 478. The girls won by default because Okanogan did not have enough players to field a team.
Medalist for the boys, with another personal best for the second match in a row was Senior Derek Ahl who shot a 79. Cory McClellan shot an 83 and Zach Burchett had an 84 for the day. Sophomore Elijah Larson shot a 97.
Medalist for the girls was Senior Sam Cooper who shot a 90. Her sister Quinn was five strokes behing at 95 and freshman Casey Jackson shot a close 98. “These are all good scores for this early in the season,” said Coach Kirk Einsphar.
Chelan Boys golf team traveled to The Highlander Golf Course to take on Eastmont on March 25 in non-league action.
The weather turned out next to perfect and a good match was turned in by Chelan, turning in a 317 team score to best Eastmont (344) by 27 strokes.
Leading the way for Chelan was senior Ian Cowell with a blistering 2-over par 74. Some of the best scores ever recorded for Chelan seniors Derek Ahl (80) and Cory McClellan (81) also came today, and senior Zach Burchett came in with an 82 to round out the 4 scoring members of the Chelan team.
“I was very proud of how well we played today this early in the season at a course that most of the team had played very infrequently, if at all. I hope that we can continue this level of golf as we get into the season,” stated Coach Einsphar.
After a cold, windy, rain & hail kind of day, our top 4 girls finished the Wenatchee Valley Girls Invitational, held on Thursday, March 21 at Highlander Golf Course in East Wenatchee.
Leading the way for Chelan were Sam Cooper (Sr.) with a 96 and sister Quinn Cooper (Jr.) with a 97, followed closely by Casey Jackson (Fr.) coming in with a 101.