The Columbia Basin College women are off to a fine start in trying to stay unbeaten on the season.
The Hawks opened a 23-stroke lead over second-place Spokane after the first day of play at McCormick Woods in Port Orchard. Hope Neidhold (10-over 82) and Bri Hadler (83) are 1-2 atop the field, with teammate Abby McMinn fifth at 91.
“The girls really played well,” said coach Dan Clifford.
The CBC men are in seventh place, 10 strokes behind Walla Walla in sixth. Jack Tumlinson topped the Hawks wiht an 82, tied for 18th.
Men’s team scores—Spokane 307, Olympic 316, Skagit Valley 316, Southwestern Oregon 316, Bellevue 324, Walla Walla 326, Columbia Basin 336, Green River 341, Grays Harbor 363. Top 3—Evan Omelia, Spokane, and Josh Whitley, Skagit Valley, 70; Cole Chavez, SW Oregon, 75. CBC—t-18, Jack Tumlinson 82; t-26, Josh Garza 83; t-32, Brendon Cox 85; t-35, Sean Adams 86; t-46, Jon Wilson 92; t-49, Darick Wood 94. Walla Walla—Eli Mendez 83, Grant Geelan 81, Mason Palmer 86, Tannen Potter 82, Bradly Young 82, Jordan Daline 81.
Women’s team scores—Columbia Basin 256, Spokane 279, Southwestern Oregon 291, Centralia 306, Olympic 308, Bellevue 337. Top 3—Hope Neidhold, CBC, 82; Bri Hadler, CBC, 83; Brigid Rypien, Spokane, and Leslie Guzman, Olympic, 87. CBC—5, Abby McMinn 91, t-19, Janci Spoo 106. Walla Walla—8, Kelsey Bigness 95.