State Golf Results
Jackson – File Photo
Jackson ties for 7th at State Golf Tournament
by Head Coach Kirk Einspahr
Chelan sophomore golfer Casey Jackson had a solid final day of competition
today as she came away with a 91, finishing with a 2-day total of 176 (85-91)
and finishing in a tie for 7th place at the State Golf Championships, held at
Lake Spanaway Golf Course in Tacoma. She had some struggles with her
short game today, but always seemed to come back from a hole where she had
difficulties to get a par on the next.
She was the only high school golfer in the local
area to make it to her division's final day of competition and also finish in
the top 10 at state. What a great way to finish off a very successful
season for Casey--and keep an eye out for this one...there's a lot more you'll
be hearing about her in the years to come!
Thank you for reading these reports this season, and also for the positive
responses I've received along the way. Please know that I've read every
one of your email replies even though I haven't responded to most of
them. It's been a fun season for the golfers, with unexpected successes
along the way. Though we lose two of our top golfers to graduation, we
have a good nucleus for next year for both the girls and boys teams, and
hopefully we will get a few newcomers who will fill in the gaps.
The thunder roared in the distance on the afternoon golfers, and the rains came
down...unfortunately, the same could not be said for our golfers' scores, with
the exception of Casey Jackson, who had a huge day for Chelan as she shot a
personal-best 85 and will be the only Chelan golfer continuing on to the second
day of competition (tee-off time 8:15 a.m. Thursday).
Quinn Cooper had a great front-9 (shooting 46) but
did not fare as well on the back 9, finishing 5 strokes beyond the cut-off
score for the 2nd day.
On the boys side, Chelan's #1 boys golfer Parker
Nolen couldn't get much of anything to go right today, finishing with a
(season-high) 92, while Eli Christenson finished a stroke ahead of that with
91, and Cris Lloyd finished with 99. (All the boys missed the cut-off for
the second day of competition.)
For Casey, scores for both days will be added
together to determine final placings tomorrow. She is currently in the
top 7 girl golfers with her score from today.