Bomber boys dominate Day 1 of district golf tourney

By the Tri-City HeraldMay 19, 2014 

The Richland boys have dominated the Mid-Columbia Conference golf scene all season and they sure haven’t stopped at districts.

The Bombers posted the top six scores of the day — led by Nick Yamauchi’s 1-over par 73 — on the first day of the Class 4A District 5 tournament at Veterans Memorial Golf Course on Monday in Walla Walla.

Carl Underwood was next at 74, and Drew McCullough was close behind at 75. Three more Richland players — Hunter Ashby (78), Evan Hattori (79) and Andrew Hattori (79) — fired rounds under 80 as the Bombers took a commanding lead in the team race at 300 strokes.

Walla Walla shot 345 as a team, led by Tyler Morrison’s 83. Chiawana’s Levi Dronen was tied for eighth with an 84.

At Veterans Memorial GC, Walla Walla (par 72)
Team scores
—Richland 300, Walla Walla 345, Chiawana 354, Pasco 464.
Top 5—1, Nick Yamauchi (R) 73; 2, Carl Underwood (R) 74; 3, Drew McCullough (R) 75; 4, Hunter Ashby (R) 78; 5 (tie), Evan Hattori (R), Andrew Hattori (R) 79. Richland—Quinton Parnell 84. Walla Walla—Tyler Morrison 83, Nate Towner 86, Parker Dressler 86, Ely Kimball 90, Troy Aguilar 91. Chiawana—Levi Dronen 84, Collin Rodriguez 85, Hayden Carrasco 88, David Manthei 97. Pasco—Ryan Rickman 91, Nate Chavez 106, Jordan Brown 118, Matthew Davis 149.

MCC girls districts: Jessica Huntsman of Walla Walla and Jalayne Martinez of Pasco each shot a 75 to tie for the first-round lead at the District 5 tournament at Veterans Memorial Golf Course in Walla Walla.

Neydeen Martinez of Pasco was five strokes back in third as the Bulldogs took the team lead over Walla Walla by eight strokes.

At Veterans Memorial Golf Course (par 72)
Team scores
—Pasco 361, Walla Walla 369, Richland 382, Chiawana 454.
Top 5—1, Jessica Huntsman (WW), Jalayne Martinez (Pas) 75; 3, Neydeen Martinez (Pas) 80; 4, Kea Robertson (Rich) 86; 5, Marisa Jimenez (WW) 95. Pasco—Elizabeth Greenway 95, Kayla Olson 111. Walla Walla—Kendall Dunovant 98, Brooke Cramer 101. Richland—Chloe Shea 97, Bella Martinez 99, April Mercer 100. Chiawana—Megan Steach 99, Kendall Rodriguez 108, Danika Pink 117, McKinley Powers 130.a

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