Irish golfers push through wind

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RICHLAND - DeSales' golfers managed to come out with two wins in a dual with Liberty Christian despite strong winds at Columbia Point here Thursday.

"We're getting sick and tired of the wind," said DeSales coach Lon Olson. "It's gone from nice to windy and rainy. It's tolerable, but after 18 holes of bucking the wind, you're tired."

The boys scored a 353 with medalist Ryan Baumgart's 78 on the par-72 course, while the girls scored a 215, with two girls golfing 18 holes.

"He did awesome with the winds," Olson said of Baumgart's score.

The other boy's scores were Bryce Scott and Jerod Konen, who carded 88 each, and Andrew Hayunga's 105.

Ashton Montgomery was the girls' medalist, carding a 100 on the par-72 course.

Alyssa Lyons had a 114.

Kelly Martin carded a 59 on nine holes, and Ashley Peterson had a 54.

"They were pretty miserable conditions," Olson said. "I'm proud of the kids. They fought through it. I was thinking some of my lower kids might want to hang it up after nine but they finished the job."

The Irish travel to Quail Ridge at Asotin for a four-way match with Asotin, Dayton and Liberty Christian Tuesday, then head back to Columbia Point next Thursday for an all-boys District Nine match.

"If it's raining or the wind blows, I think we'll turn around and go home," Olson said.

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