YAKIMA - Wa-Hi's girls golfers moved up four spots from their first Columbia Basin League pod match, finishing eighth at the Yakima Elks Country Club here Monday.
Richland - led by medalists Mary McDonald and Madison Hamm, who tied for low score at 84 on the par-74 course - won with a team score of 341. The Bombers have six of the top 12 golfers in the CBL, Wa-Hi coach Mike Patterson said.
Other team scores were Eastmont 375, Chiawana and Kamiakin tied at 421, Wenatchee 422, Hanford 423, West Valley 427, Wa-Hi 459, Eisenhower 463, Southridge 504, Moses Lake 519, Kennewick 529 and Pasco 540. Davis and Sunnyside fielded incomplete teams.
"The girls really had to battle the elements, and they did a great job concentrating and keeping their focus," Patterson said of the Blue Devils. "Some of the girls had their best nine holes on the last nine."
Counting scores for Wa-Hi included Kylar Boggs, who finished 20th with a round of 103; Brittany Hodgen, 108; Amanda Halazon, 120; Tawnee Payne, 128.
"We moved up from our first pod match, from 12th to eighth, and our goal is to work into the 400s as a team," Patterson said. "Our goal is 410 or lower by the end of the year."
After two of five CBL pod matches, Richland is in first. The Blue Devils stand in 10th place.
"We're hoping to make steady improvement," Patterson said. "I'm very pleased with our progress and the work the girls are putting in."
Wa-Hi next plays at the Pasco Invite Monday, and has another CBL pod match at Richland's Horn Rapids on April 14.