Baumgarts lead DeSales at Sun Willows tournament


PASCO - Ryan and Emily Baumgart returned to the medalist podium again Tuesday as DeSales notched another win at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco Tuesday.

The brother and sister duo placed first and second overall, with Ryan taking home a medal on the boys' side with a 3-over-par 75 and Emily doing the same for the girls with a 79.

Ryan Baumgart had one double bogey on the 17th hole, but otherwise had a good round, Irish coach Lon Olson said.

"He had a real consistent round again," Olson said. "He's back to where he needs to be."

The boys team cruised to another victory with a 334 team score, besting Liberty Christian and Pomeroy by 18 and 19 strokes, respectively. Mac-Hi finished fourth with a 362 and Tri-Cities Prep finished last with a 367.

Liberty Christian's Jared Hoey took second overall with an 80, and DeSales' Jerod Konen, Tri-Cities Prep's Cole Scott and Pomeroy's Joel Meyers tied for third with 83 strokes each.

Bryce Scott and Robert Kelly tied eachother and Pomeroy's Riley Bott for 10th on the boys' side with 88s.

Scott Kimble scored a non-counting 91.

After Meyers and Bott for Pomeroy Tyson and Tanner Feider with 91s, Wyatt Hyer with a 104, Mitch Ruchert at 105.

Mac-Hi's Lucas Simpson and Sterling Sanberg 89 tied to lead the Pioneers with 89 strokes each. Rain Wheeler carded 91, Andrew Kain 93, and Tyler Williams 97.

There weren't enough scoring girls to keep team scores.

Of Emily Baumgart's round, "she only had one birdie, and a double bogey on the front nine," Olson said. "She was 3-over on the front, but she just had a steady round. She improved 15 strokes over last time, a 94 in high wind."

After Emily Baumgart came Alexis Armijo with a 94, Pomeroy's Teresa Meyer with a 99, Liberty Christian's Michelle Troup with a 100, and Tri-Cities Prep's Alli Valencia with another 100.

DeSales' Rachel Heitstuman carded a 155 in her first 18-hole day of her career.

DeSales and Pomeroy meet again at Columbia Point in Richland for another Southeast 2B league match Thursday at 12:30 p.m.

"We're down to one more match at Columbia Point before sub-districts," Pomeroy coach Jim Greene said. "We went out of there feeling OK. Nobody felt great, but we felt OK going out of there.

"It always helps to have at least one round under our belt (at Sun Willows)," he said. "We enjoyed the course, it was very challenging but it played fair. We appreciate the invite down there."


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