Wa-Hi golfer Kendall Dunovant hits a shot out of a greenside bunker on the third hole at the Mid-Columbia Conference’s second Pod match on Monday.
WALLA WALLA — The Blue Devil boys finished fourth as Walla Walla High School’s golfers hosted the Mid-Columbia Conference’s second Pod match at Veterans Memorial Golf Course on Monday.
Troy Aguilar carded an 80 to lead the Wa-Hi boys to a team-score of 339.
Richland’s Drew McCullough medaled with a 69.
The Blue Devil girls were paced by senior Jessica Huntsman, who tied for third with an 82.
Pasco’s Jalayne Martinez medaled with a 79.
Also scoring for the Wa-Hi boys were Tyler Morrison at 83, and Nate Towner and Parker Dressler both at 88.
Chris Yaw turned in a non-counting 92, and Ely Kimball came in at 93.
“This was our best team score of the year,” Wa-Hi boys coach Jeff Neher said. “The hard work these boys have put in is showing in our lower teams scores(last week was 350). We had three personal bests yesterday — Troy Aguilar, Tyler Morrison and Chris Yaw.
“We will continue to try and get better everyday,” he said. “Looking at the stats, each player has a different area we will work on. For some its putting and others it is ball striking.
“It’s really great for them to see their hard work result to lower scores. Troy drove the ball great yesterday and hit his irons well. Tyler hit driver great as usual and his iron play is getting better. He switched to a different style putter that he has a lot of confidence with. Chris hit the ball very straight, he kept it in play and avoided the costly double and triple bogies.”
The Wa-Hi girls tied for fourth with Hanford with a team score of 385.
Huntsman’s 82 was joined by Marisa Jimenez’s 98, Kendall Dunovant’s 101 and Brooke Cramer’s 104.
Ashley Halazon had a non-counting 111.
Richland won the boys team competition with a 305, followed by Hanford 316, Southridge 330, Wa-Hi at 339, Kamiakin 352, Chiawana 361, Kennewick 374 and Pasco 478.
Southridge won the girls’ team title with 362, followed by Pasco 369, Kamiakin 370, Hanford and Wa-Hi at 385, Richland in sixth at 421, and Chiawana and Kennewick fielded incomplete teams.
The Blue Devil boys and girls head to Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland next Monday for the MCC’s third Pod match.