WWCC wraps up NWAACC title

A second-place finish at Glendale Country Club is enough to give the Warrior men an NWAACC regular-season title.

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BELLEVUE - Spokane added to its 12-stroke first-round lead over Walla Walla Community College's men in the second round of the NWAACC tournament at Glendale Country Club, taking a 22-stroke victory.

The Warriors did finish in second place, which secured them the NWAACC title.

Both Spokane and WWCC had two victories in the four tournament league battle, but the Warriors had two second-place finishes and Spokane took a third to give WWCC the title.

"They got their season title," WWCC coach Mike Rostollan said. "We have three weeks until the conference championships, maybe we'll have a little better go (against Spokane) down there."

Walla Walla heads to Southwest Oregon at Bandon Dunes May 13-14, and the NWAACC Championships are at Gold Mountain and McCormick Woods near Bremerton the next week.

On Monday, the wet first round at Redmond Ridge on Sunday was followed by foul weather at Glendale.

"It was another NWAACC walk in the park, with wind and rain - and no enough coats," Rostollan said.

Spokane's Dylan Maine turned in a 69-76-145 to medal.

Walla Walla's Daryl Spivey tied for second with a 72-74-146. Bellevue's Chad Smith (68-78-146) and Spokane's Graham Schaltz (76-70-146) were right with Spivey.

Warrior Mike Ciez was a stroke back in fifth at 68-79-147.

"Both he (Ciez) and Daryl (Spivey) had a chance to win coming down the stretch," Rostollan said. "They got stumped a little bit on the last few holes. But they had outstanding tournaments. Anytime you have a chance to win is good."

Also scoring for WWCC was Sage Ceniga in 14th at 75-75-150.

Non-counting scores for the Warriors were Ash Miles at 80-82-162, Nic Andreason at 81-81-162 and Andrew Grove at 86-80-166.

Team-wise, Spokane finished 283-298-581, followed by WWCC 295-308-603, Green River 298-309-607, Bellevue 304-304-608, Southwest Oregon 314-316-630, Columbia Basin 317-314-631, Olympic 316-322-638, Grays Harbor 335-not complete.

On the women's side, Bellevue's Katya Case medaled with a 75-80-155.

For Walla Walla, Kelsey Sage finished ninth at 83-96-179, and Autumn Snyder shot 95-125-220.

Team scores were turnedin by Bellevue at 245-257-502, followed by Green River 258-262-520, Spokane 252-275-527, Southwest Oregon 275-304-579 and Centralia 350-354-704.

As the NWAACC Championships approach, Rostollan said he'll get his reserves ready and looks forward to a better performance by Miles and the return of Cole Sajonia.

He said competition is tough throughout the NWAACC.

"Spokane is clearly the best, the team to beat," he said. "But there is some talent in the league. On any given day it comes together for any of these other colleges."

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