For the second straight season, the Adna boys golf team has repeated as the 2B District 4 team champions after six Pirates finished in the top seven at Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis Wednesday.
Holding on to his two-spot after one day, Braeden Salme finished as the district runner-up to Kalama’s Todd Tabor, improving his round one score by a stroke and finishing 12 back of Tabor with a total gross of 181.
Also improving his game by one stroke on day two, Andrew Grim was Adna’s second state-qualifier, finishing fourth with a score of 197.
Seth Meister tied for fourth with a 197, shooting five strokes back of his day one score, and Chase Collins finished sixth with 199 total points over two days. Josh McGuire shot a 210 after a tougher second day, and Aaron Aselton shot the same score after improving on day two by four strokes to tie for seventh.
“This is just a really great group of boys,” Pirates coach Luke Salme said. “They are competitive and they all really like one another, so that’s a fun combination. I just wish there were more schools playing golf in our district so we got more state berths, because we have six boys who are capable of being there.”
Just the top four were able to qualify for state, with the Pirates easily outdistancing Kalama, Wahkiakum, and Ilwaco in the team scores with a 102. The Mules finished as district runner-ups with 43 total team points, and the Chinooks had 40 for third.
“They take pride in our team scores, even though golf is supposedly an individual sport,” Luke Salme said. “They’re pumped to be back-to-back district champs.”
Battling back after qualifying the second day on the girls side, Parker Feist finished fourth overall in the district, improving her day one score by four strokes for a total of 252 points. Wahkiakum’s Avery Wiltse Hiatt won the district title with a total gross of 215 points, and is the only golfer to advance to the girls state tournament in Deer Park next week.