Area golfers advance at sub-district

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RICHLAND - Pomeroy qualified five golfers to the district tournament, DeSales moved along three, and Dayton and Waitsburg-Prescott one apiece at the sub-district match Monday at Columbia Point.

The sub-district cut the field from 42 to 21 golfers to the district round at noon next Monday. Cutoff to advance was 100.

Asotin's Drew Heitstuman carded a 75 on the par-72 course to medal.

DeSales' Ryan Baumgart shot a 78, with Irish teammates Jerod Konen (82) and Bryce Scott (88) also qualifying.

"Ryan was disappointed in himself, he struggled," DeSales coach Lon Olson said. "Bryce is capable of shooting a little better than that, too. And Jerod, for a freshman sitting in fifth place at 82, was a bright spot."

Pomeroy had three golfers - Joel Meyers, Tyson, Feider and Riley Bott - card 88s, with Tanner Feider (98) and Austin Starin (100) all advancing.

Waitsburg-Prescott's Dakota Baker shot a 90, and Dayton's Dain Henderson advanced with a 95.

Golfers missing the cut included Pomeroy's Wyatt Hyer (114); DeSales' Ben Wolpert (109), Andrew Hayunga (129) and Ben Miedema (136); and Dayton's Tim Ihle (111).

"We were anywhere from 1-over to 16-over our season average (at sub-district)," Pomeroy coach Jim Greene said. "Nobody shot their average 18-hole score, which is the bad news. The good news is they still have a chance. We just have to see what next week holds for us."

The district round will cut the field to 14 golfers advancing to the state tournament in Tacoma May 24-25.

Olson said 90 is the goal for next week's round.

"That's what we're shooting for," he said. "There's probably half those kids in pretty good shape."

The girls' sub-district tournament began this morning, also at Columbia Point, with 22 girls teeing it up and half of those advancing to next Tuesday's district round. Ten golfers from there advance to state.

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