W.F. West’s top-3 leads Bearcats over Bobcats


The W.F. West girls golf team came away with another win on Wednesday, as the Bearcats topped Aberdeen 123-97.

The two sides played on the south course at Newaukum, and W.F. West coach Matt Klovdahl was pleased with how the girls shot on the more challenging course.

“They did really well,” Klovdahl said. “Very excited about how they’re playing right now.”

Natalie Eklund, Grace Oien, and Abby Alexander led the Bearcats, as the three combined for 85 of the Bearcats’ 123 points.

“We’re getting a lot of consistent golf out of our top three,” Klovdahl said. “Having seniors that can provide that leadership and stability is really nice.

Also scoring for W.F. West was senior Carlie Deskins, who tallied 22 points. Deskins was the manager for the team last spring, and shot with them occasionally while rehabbing a knee injury. This season is her first golfing, and Klovdahl is happy that she’s been having success.

“It’s a great thing to see,” Klovdahl said.

Macee Shannon rounded out the W.F. West scorers with 16 points.

It’s W.F. West’s second win this week, as the Bearcats topped Tumwater 126-89 on Monday.

In that meet, Eklund, Oien, and Alexander combined for 88 points, while Deskins tallied 20 and Madysen Alexander scored 18.

Lily Wagner and Mily Johnston led the Thunderbirds with 20 points each, while Lluvia Gutierez logged 18 points. Jenna Kalar scored 16 points, and Lucy Ramos added 15.

W.F. West and Tumwater will head to Alderbrook on Monday, where they’ll face off against golfers from all the EvCo, Adna, and Montesano.