Wasson shoots 1-under par to win league title


Von Wasson was the only player to shoot under par on Wednesday at Tumwater Valley, as he comfortably won at the 2A Evergreen Championships.

After rain and wind impacted the 1A tournament earlier this week, the skies cleared for the 2A tournament.

Wasson led the way throughout, and ended up topping Black Hills’ Phoenix Flores by four strokes to take the league crown.

Wasson was under par for most of the day, and even after a tough finish on hole 18, he still finished at 1-under 71.

Flores finished in second place with a 3-over 75. Four golfers shot a 7-over 79 to finish tied for third, including W.F. West’s Weston Potter and Tumwater’s Braeden Konrad and Nolan Campbell.

Tumwater’s Landen Baydo finished seventh with an 8-over 80, and fellow Thunderbird Nick Niebuhr finished tied for eighth, shooting 10-over par at 82.

Just two strokes back of a top-10 finish was Black Hills’ Jack Casler, who shot an 84. Rounding out the top 15 was Tumwater’s Zane Laposky with an 87 and Centralia’s Tyler Fagerness with an 88.

With five golfers in the top 15, Tumwater won the team league title, finishing with a team score of 407. Centralia finished second with a score of 437, though Aberdeen was close behind at 439.

W.F. West and Black Hills finished one stroke apart at fourth and fifth with scores of 446 and 447, respectively. Shelton finished sixth with a score of 463, and Rochester finished in seventh with 534. 

All 41 golfers who played on Wednesday have qualified for the district tournament next week. Many had already qualified via their play over the course of the season, while the remaining golfers shot under 120 to secure their spot.

The district tournament will begin next Monday at Alderbrook Golf Club in Union, and it will wrap up on Tuesday.