Girls golf: Hanford cruises to team title at Hanford Invite

March 8, 2013 

Picking up where they left off last year, the Hanford girls golf team cruised to the team title Friday at the Hanford Invite at Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland.

The Falcons, who won the Class 3A state title last year, finished with a three-golfer total of 235. Wenatchee was a distance second at 286. Southridge and Walla Walla tied for third at 288 and Pasco rounded out the top five with 291.

“It was a strong showing,” Hanford coach Mike Neidhold said. “Looks like they are back on form. It was really solid play.”

Kelsey Aiello took home medalist honors with a 4-over par 76, while teammate Lacy Swarek shot a 78 to take second. Taylor Kain tied for fifth with Pasco’s Neydeen Martinez, firing 81s.

Neidhold also mentioned the strong play of Pasco, which had the Martinez sisters finish fifth and seventh. Jaylane was seventh at 83.

Southridge’s Catherine Warner took fourth at 80, while Kennewick’s Allison Kadinger was eighth at 86 and Walla Walla’s Jessica Huntsman was ninth at 87.

At Horn Rapids Golf Course (par 72)

Team scores—1. Hanford 235, 2. Wenatchee 286, t 3. Southridge 288, and Walla Walla 288, 5. Pasco 291, t 6. West Valley 292, and Chiawana 292, 8. Mead 293, 9. Kamiakin 304, 10. Moses Lake 313

11. Eastmont 315, 12. Richland 317, 13. Gonzaga Prep 321, 14. Othello 322, 15. North Central 323, 16. Eastmont 345, 17. East Valley (Yakima) 356, 18. Lewis & Clark 382.

Top 10—1. Kelsey Aiello, Hanford, 76; 2. Lacy Swarek, Hanford, 78; 3. Lydia Kim, Mead, 79; 4. Catherine Warner, Southridge, 80; t 5. Taylor Kain, Hanford, 81, and Neydeen Martinez, Pasco, 81; 7. Jaylane Martinez, Pasco, 83; 8. Allison Kadinger, Kennewick, 86; 9. Jessica Huntsman, Walla Walla, 87; 10. Kelly Hooper, Gonzaga Prep, 88.

Locals not in top 10

*-denotes 9-hole score

Chiawana—Haylee Hammons 89, Tiffany Johnson 93, Megan Steach 103, Aliyah Tervin 59*, Kendal Rodriguez 52*.Hanford—Brooke Fowler 44*, Amy Aiello 49*, Sydney Gailbreth 56*. Kamiakin—Desi Guzman 96, Mia Johnson 97, Britney Gough 120, Gabi Benson 57*, Brianna Esvelt 57*, Madder Suavon 54*. Kennewick—Sarah Kohan 101, Ashley Kump 62*. Othello—Kylie Kummer 100, Ivone Garza 104, Peyton Roberts 121, Elle Parris 58*, Savannah Crnick 66*. Pasco—Kayla Olson 122, Elizabeth Greenway 69*, Alexis Jimenez 67*. Richland—Abbey McMinn 94, Kea Robertson 108, Chloe Shea 117, Kiana Clark 57*, Emily Erwin 58*. Richland Gold—Sara Smedley 121, Bella Martinez 60*, Emma Smedley 69*, April Mercer 76*. Southridge—Tayler Hood 91, Sydney Meilleur 107, Meredith Hibbard 57*, Remy Plate 68*. Walla Walla—Kendall Durovant 94, Shanna Postlewait 104, Marisa Jimenez 54*, Kailee Hudson 59*.

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