Spivey leads Warriors at NWAACCs

Daryl Spivey shoots a 2-over 74 in the rain to finish fifth at the NWAACC Championships.

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BREMERTON - Walla Walla Community College's Daryl Spivey weathered the rain the best of the Warrior golfers at the NWAACC Championships final round at Gold Mountain's Olympic course here Monday.

Spivey followed his opening round 75 on Sunday at McCormick Woods with a 74 Monday to finish in fifth place.

"Daryl was 4-over after six, started slow, but he finished with a flourish," Warrior coach Mike Rostollan said. "It was good to see him get a plaque. Daryl was consistent. Individually, he proved he belonged in the top-tier of players."

Green River's Broc Johnson thrived in the rain and cold, carding a 3-under 69 to finish at 142 and win the individual competition.

Johnson's game helped Green River jump WWCC in the team standings to finish second behind Spokane.

"He was the best player over the course of the season, too," Rostollan said of Johnson. "He was consistently atop the leaderboard."

Johnson was followed by Spokane's Grahm Schmaltz (72-74-146) and Dylan Maine (75-72-147).

Ash Miles, who led the WWCC contingent after an opening round 72, finished in ninth at 72-83-155.

Warriors Mike Ciez (15th, 80-79-159) and Sage Ceniga (19th, 80-80-160) rounded out the counting scores for WWCC.

"They battled and gave it their best," Rostollan said. "It just didn't match up very well on the scoreboard."

Andrew Grove, who Rostollan called WWCC's "turn-around player of the tournament" after his second round, finished 90-75-165, and Cole Sajonia was 89-85-174.

Spokane won the team score at Spokane 302-296-598, followed by Green River 321-291-612; WWCC 307-308-615; Bellevue 318-307-625; Columbia Basin 326-318-644; Olympic 334-315-649; Southwestern Oregon 328-326-654. Grays Harbor didn't have a complete second-round score.

On the women's side, Bellevue's Katya Case finished off what she started Sunday to win Monday, 81-77-158.

Southwestern Oregon's Halie Caylor (82-86-168), Spokane's Hailey Woods (83-85-168) and Columbia Basin's Gina Ojega (82-86-168) tied for second individually.

For the Warriors, Kelsey Sage finished 91-102-193 and Autumn Snyder was 104-118-222.

Miles is the lone men's sophomore leaving the Warriors. Rostollan was scouting the state 1B/2B/1A golf tournaments in the Tacoma area today to replace him.

"Most of them are returning, aside of Ash," Rostollan said. "I think the team's better than they showed yesterday. Green River, especially yesterday, played super. Spokane played steady.

"We'll get ready for next year, they're already talking about winning it all next year."

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