Wa-Hi girls survive gusty Moses Lake golf course

One Blue Devil has a season-best score for fifth place, while another cards a lifetime best.

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MOSES LAKE - Two Wa-Hi girls golfers had good days despite gusty weather and fast greens at the Moses Lake Invite here Monday.

Blue Devil Jessica Huntsman finished the day with an 89 for fifth place. Her score was a season-best, said coach Mike Patterson.

Larissa Mercado finished the day with an all-time best of 113.

The team's best-ball score was 89.

Cassie Patterson, Huntsman's partner in the best-ball game, carded 115.

Mercado's partner, Shanna Postlewait, scored 128. Their best-ball score was 106.

The Blue Devils finished ninth of 16 competing teams, carding 195 on the day. Mount Spokane won the invite with a 166, and a Mount Spokane golfer medaled with an even-par 71, despite 30-to-40 mile-per-hour wind gusts.

"It was amazing that she did so well in those conditions," coach Patterson said of the Mount Spokane golfer. "Considering the weather elements we played in, I was very pleased with the way we played. I was really happy with the way we were able to fight through the elements."

Mount Spokane won the team score with a 149, followed by Richland Green at 166; Hanford's 177; Mead's 185; Othello at 186; Kamiakin at 187;

Richland Gold at 188; Wenatchee at 193; Wa-Hi's 195; Moses Lake at 196; West Valley at 199; Eisenhower at 205; Pasco at 208;

Southridge with 216; Kennewick at 247; and Davis at 270.

This was the Blue Devil's second match of the year. They opened play at the Hanford Invite last weekend. Scores from that match were not available, Patterson said.

Wa-Hi returns to the links at the Richland Invite on Monday, which tees off with a 12:30 p.m. shotgun start at Meadow Springs. It's a full Big Nine pod match, Patterson said.

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