04 Mar The Inaugural at Gold Mountain results are in!
The field battled the weather and the course, and posted great scores.
Olympia’s Riley Killip stepped onto the first tee Sunday on a mission, one stroke behind the day one leaders, Drew Halili and Gyan Bains. Riley made the turn with 5 birdies on the card and never looked back, finishing the Sunday round with an easy 68. Joshua Lackey began the day one off the lead and after a closing 73, claimed the second spot. Tim Nail recovered from an opening round 81, posting a 71 on Sunday to finish tied for the 3rd spot with Drew Halili, the Port Orchard flash.
In the Girl’s 15-19 division, Sarah Lawrence, from Duvall, battled Molly O’Brien for 2 days, eventually claiming the tile with a one stroke victory. Molly held a one stroke advantage after day one, and played a solid 2nd day round, and was a putt away from forcing sudden death, before Sarah closed the door with a great 2 putt on Cascade’s dangerous 9th green. Adithi Anand finished strong with a closing 75 on Sunday for the weekend’s low round.
In the Girl’s 13-14 division, Jessica Zelasko and Kennedy Knox elected to play up to the Girl’s 15-19 division. Both showed the longer course set up was no problem, finishing 3 and 4th overall in the 15-19 division. Well done!
In the Boys’13 -14 division, the first day leaders, Michael Came, Paul Jacobson, and Alec Lebarge, resumed their battle on day 2. Paul made his move on the front nine with a 4 birdies and a 33, before losing momentum with a back nine 43. Michael fought the elements grinding his way to an even par 71 to claim the title.
The boys 12 – U division took 37 holes to determine the victor. Jahan Bains navigated around the course for 2 days, with 2 stress free rounds of even par 71. Meanwhile Akshay Anand made up a 5 stroke deficit with a 33 on the front nine and another 33 on the back. A 66! On the first hole of sudden death, Jahan had a tap in par while Akshay missed his par putt. Zach Miller and Conrad Chisman battled for 3rd spot, with Zach winning out.
Emersyn Walker took home the crystal in the Girls’ 12 – U division. Juhi Sinha and Amber Li tied for the 2nd spot finishing 5 strokes behind.
On to the Canterwood Challenge on March 5th and 6th!