Walla Walla quartet qualifies for state golf tourney

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CLE ELUM, Wash. - Four local golfers are headed to the Washington Junior Golf Association state tournament after the District 4 tournament Monday and Tuesday at Suncadia Resort.

Monday's opening round was held on the Prospector course at Suncadia, and Tuesday's second at Rope Rider.

In the boys 16-17 division, Ryan Baumgart finished in a three-way tie for first place before finishing second after a two-hole playoff. He shot 73-72-145 to qualify for state.

In the girls 14-15 division, Emily Baumgart shot an 83-77-160 to win the division and qualify for state.

In the boys 8-11 division, Scott Kimball's 47-41-88 in the nine-hole tourney earned him second a state berth.

In the boys 14-15, Scott Kimball carded an 84-87-171 for sixth place to qualify.

In the boys 16-17, Nick Atwood shot 90-77-167 and failed to qualify, as did Cowden McCaw in the boys 8-11 at 51-54-105 over the two nine-hole rounds.

Jessica Huntsman also overcame an illness to make it through 14 holes before having to bow out of the tournament.

The state tournament is July 25-26 hosted by Meridian Valley Country Club in Auburn, Wash. Rounds are also held at Fairwood Golf and Country Club and Riverbend Golf Course.

Boys 16-17 and girls 14-15 play at Meridian the first day, and Fairwood the second.

Boys 14-15 play Fairwood the first day and Meridian the second. And boys 8-11 play Riverbend both days. All players making the cut play the final round at Meridian.

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