Irish golfers second at Canyon Lakes

Ryan Baumgart ties for boys medalist with an 84, as both boys and girls finish behind Tri-Cities Prep.

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KENNEWICK - DeSales golfers teed up against league rivals on a beautiful day at Canyon Lakes here Thursday.

The Irish boys and girls both placed second.

"I think a little fatigue set in," said DeSales head coach Lon Olson. "Canyon Lakes is rated the toughest in the Tri-Cities, and it's very hilly.

"I think we're still getting our legs under us, but it was a pretty good idea of what we're looking at in competition."

But, he said, it was a good day to be on the course.

"It was a perfect day for golf," Olson said. "It was beautiful with perfect conditions."

The boys placed second of four teams with a score of 511 and shared the medalist scores. Ryan Baumgart posted an 84 on the par-72 course.

"Ryan struggled a bit on the back nine," Olson said. "We're still getting our legs under us."

Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia golfer Casey Brown tied with Baumgart for medalist at 84.

Tri-Cities Prep won the boys team event, shooting 480. Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia was third with 518, and Liberty Christian last with 552.

DeSales boys' scores were Bryce Scott, shooting 97; Kyle Konen, 108; Justin Meyer, 110; and Ben Konen, 112. Scores not counting were Chris Xie, shooting 137, and Mat Zimmerman, shooting 76 on nine holes.

Dakota Baker played for Waitsburg-Prescott, shooting 93.

DeSales placed second out of three teams in girls' play with 288.

Tri-Cities Prep was first, at 222, and Liberty-Christian closed it out with 294. Tekoa-Oakesdale-Rosalia didn't play any girls.

Prep's Shelby Kadinger was the medalist, shooting 53 on nine holes.

DeSales' girls scores were Kelly Martin and Ashton Montgomery, both shooting 68; Alyssa Lyons 71; Bethany Konen 81; and Rachel Heitstuman 85.

The Irish haven't yet faced two of the tougher teams in the league, Olson said. Pomeroy and Asotin are on their schedule soon.

DeSales golfs next at Dayton Tuesday.

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