2A Girls Golf: Three Seniors Push Bearcats Past Shelton

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W.F. West used noteworthy performances from three seniors, led by match medalist Hayden Cabe, to come away with a dominating 57-29 victory over Shelton Wednesday at Newaukum Valley Golf Course.

Cabe scored a match-best 16 points, while fellow seniors Laney Barker added 15 and Makenna Klovdahl contributed 13. Freshman Natalie Eklund chipped in nine points and sophomore Kendall Rasmussen added four in the victory.

Cabe, a first-year golfer who traded in a softball bat for a golf club this season, was praised by W.F. West coach Matt Klovdahl for her strong performances this year.

“She has a natural talent and is playing well,” Klovdahl said. “She’s a good athlete and has helped us in scoring points.”

W.F. West remains undefeated and improves to 3-0 on the season. The Bearcats take on Aberdeen on Tuesday at a location yet to be determined.

Tigers Prevail Over Wolves

Lily Miller scored 16 points to earn match medalist as Centralia cruised to a 44-19 victory over Black Hills on Wednesday at Riverside Golf Course.

Samantha Johnston scored 11 for the Tigers, while Mazzie Nowicki added 10, Maddi Stoeckler scored seven and Elizabeth Orellana and Zahira Ramirez each scored zero points.

“It was a beautiful day and hopefully we’ll see some more,” Centralia coach Hal Gronseth said.

Black Hills played with just two golfers. Lilly Nguwen scored 10 points and Linli Davis added nine for the Wolves.

Centralia improves to 1-1 and takes on Rochester Monday at Riverside.

Warriors Taken Down by T-Birds

Rochester was unable to match Tumwater’s two-pronged attack of Lily McCauley and Kaari Little, falling 108-40 in a round of stableford Wednesday on the road.

McCauley scored a meet-high 34 points to earn match medalist while Little tacked on 25 to hand the Warriors their second-straight defeat to start the season.

Rochester (0-2) was led by Amerika Jones’ 14 points and Izzy Masias’ 11. Coach Brian Keese said it was a marked improvement from the Warriors’ 40-8 loss to Aberdeen in their season opener last week.

“Our first match we scored eight as a team, so I’m over-the-moon about the growth we’ve had,” Keese said. “Really proud of them.”

The Warriors get back on the green Friday when they host Montesano in a non-league match at Riverside Golf Course.

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