Huntsman's day paces Wa-Hi girls in Wenatchee

Wa-Hi sophomore Jessica Huntsman's 76 earns her medalist honors.

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WENATCHEE - The Wa-Hi girls' golf team broke the 400 barrier for the second straight week Monday, carding a 397 en route to another third-place finish in the latest Big Nine golf pod match.

Powering that low score was sophomore Jessica Huntsman's 76 on the par-72 course, which was good enough to earn her first-ever medalist honor as a varsity golfer.

"The girls are progressing extremely well and we're just going to keep practicing hard," Wa-Hi coach Mike Patterson said. "Hopefully, we're going to have all of our swings in tune by the time we get to districts (May 14)."

Huntsman eagled the par-4 fourth hole en route to unseating Richland's Kristin Strankman, who "has had a stranglehold on medalist," Patterson said.

"You don't see many of those in the girls' golf at the high school level," Patterson said of Huntsman's eagle. "She tied her personal best, but she's never had an eagle in her high school career."

Strankman finished second overall with a 78.

Richland won the team category with a 338, 31 strokes fewer than the runner-up, Wenatchee (369).

Wa-Hi finished with a 397. Moses Lake came in fourth with a 409, Chiawana fifth with 432, and neither Davis nor Eisenhower had enough golfers to compete.

Shana Postlewait was the next-best Blue Devil, finishing tied for 17th with a 103, a personal best.

Kendall Dunovant's 108 and Marisa Jimenez's 110 rounded out Wa-Hi's scores.

The Blue Devils maintain their third-place standing in the CBBN and hit the links for another match Monday at Moses Lake at 11 a.m. at the Moses Lake Country Club.

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