Southridge High School senior Austin Brown said he wanted to shoot under par at the WIAA Class 3A boys state golf tournament at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick.
He’s halfway there, shooting a 3-under-par 69 on Wednesday.
Bainbridge’s Sam Warkentin heated up on the back nine, found his rhythm and finished with a 33 for a 69 total.
Then there’s defending state champion Spencer Tibbits of Fort Vancouver. He was two strokes back at 71.
Those three will play in the final group today, going off at 9:36 a.m. in the final round of the state tournament.
Brown, playing on his home course, was 2 under at the turn. He had four birdies on the day, including three par 5s at Nos. 9, 13 and 15.
“I hit the ball better than I’ve hit it in a while,” Brown said. “I had just 34 putts today, and the one bogey I had was on 17. I just mis-clubbed the ball.”
But he was better than almost the entire field.
“I missed some putts,” Brown said. “So my score could be a little better. But hopefully, I can hit the ball (Thursday) as well as I hit it today. I think I only hit three bad shots.”
Warkentin said he played the practice round at Canyon Lakes, and that was it.
“It’s a great course,” he said. “It’s fair. I had three bogeys today and six birdies. I just have to eliminate my mistakes.”
That happened on the back nine, as he was 3-under par.
“They have some good ol’ par 5s on that back nine,” Warkentin said. “I birdied those and played well on the back nine.”
The field is cut in half now. The tournament resumes at 7:30 a.m. today.
Boys 3A state tournament
At Canyon Lakes Golf Course, Kennewick
69 — Austin Brown, Southridge; Sam Warkentin, Bainbridge; 71 — Spencer Tibbits, Fort Vancouver; 73 — Grant Cole, Interlake; Zach Evens, Mercer Island; 74 — Chase Anderson, Stanwood; Sam Fisher, Interlake; Blake Cooper, Bishop Blanchet; 75 — Aubrie McKenzie, Central Kitsap; Vincent Vu, Auburn Mountainview.
76 — Giebien Na, Lakeside (Seattle); Matt O’Brien, Seattle Prep; Alec Charles, Peninsula; Jared Beals, Enumclaw; James Grice, Eastside Catholic; Devin Andrews, Juanita; Chris Kwon, Central Kitsap; 77 — Trevor Frisby, Meadowdale; Sam Stiles, Mt. Spokane; 78 — Ryan Sheardown, Kennedy Catholic; Joe Klemencic, Roosevelt; Cameron Cooper, Bishop Blanchet; Dylan Miller, Enumclaw; Mitchell Weipert, Shadle Park; Nick Ayres, Columbia River; Evan Galando, Kennedy Catholic.
79 — Curtis Koltermann, Bonney Lake; Trent Standard, Fort Vancouver; Gabe Spach, Roosevelt; Keenan Souve, Ferndale; 80 — Hudon Hausmann, Bainbridge; 81 — Spencer Long, Columbia River; Will Mansfield, Mercer Island; Josh Erickson, Enumclaw; Bolton Dauenhauer, Kamiakin; Trevor Lohman, Bellevue; Ross Morrison, Mt. Spokane; Carson Erwin, Enumclaw.
82 — Colin Campbell, Bainbridge; Jake Ryerson, Kennedy Catholic; Brandon Hazel, Auburn; Tyler Brunson, Southridge; Drew Gradwohl, Edmonds-Woodway; Dallon Bennett, Auburn Mountainview.
83 — Connor Stephens, Arlington; Kevin Simmons, O’Dea; Tony Preston, Marysville Pilchuck; 84 — Gabe Barnes, Capital; Nate Boegl, Bainbridge; Kidder McKee, Enumclaw; 85 — Quinton Boseth, Stanwood; Gakushi Matsumoto, Stanwood; Connor Andrews, Juanita; Christian Hanseler, Roosevelt; Austin Faux, Arlington.
86 — Cody Boll, Everett; 87 — Daniel Erickson, Ferndale; McGwire Hanson, Kamiakin; Tim Nail, Shelton; 88 — Braeden Anderson, Lakeside (Seattle); Jack Stutz, Meadowdale; Nick Yee, Hazen; Weston Parks, Prairie; 89 — Scott Rohlinger, O’Dea; Sam Skalbania, Roosevelt; Travis Bossio, Capital; Eli Simpson, Capital.
90 — Phillip Flexer, Shadle Park; Izach Tabish, North Central; 91 — Steve Hopkins, Lake Washington; Micah Nakao, Capital; Steven Timm, Oak Harbor; Randy Anderson, Auburn Mountainview; 92 — Jeff Madsen, Shorewood; 93 — Max Makin, Lakeside (Seattle); Mike Jenson, Mountlake Terrace; Dane Larsen, Ferndale.
94 — Sam Dimmock, Meadowdale; 95 — Larson Watia, Southridge; DQ — Zach Gison, West Seattle.
Ingraham’s Sarah Rhee got off to a great start, holding the first-round lead at Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland.
With a 2-under 70, Rhee led defending state champion Rachel Fujitani of Mercer Island by four strokes.
“I think this course really focuses on target golf,” Rhee said. “You’ve got to place shots where you want. I am pretty satisfield with my round.”
Rhee didn’t care for her putting performance.
“It just didn’t work out,” she said. “I think I oculd have been better. The greens were really slow. But I think I am hitting well with my drives.”
Three Tri-City girls were among the top 10 after the first round.
Southridge’s Samantha Hui was in fourth with a 77, Kamiakin’s Alexa Clark was fifth with a 78, and Kamiakin’s Mia Johnson was seventh with an 80.
The tournament concludes today, with the first group off at 7:30 a.m.
Rhee, Fujitani and Bellevue’s Julia Dai make up the final group that will tee off at 9:27 a.m. today.
Girls 3A state tournament
At Horn Rapids Golf Course, Richland
70 — Sarah Rhee, Ingraham; 74 — Rachel Fujitani, Mercer Island; 76 — Julia Dai, Bellevue; 77 — Samantha Hui, Southridge; 78 — Alexa Clark, Kamiakin; 79 — Nikki Miller, Kennedy Catholic; 80 — Mia Johnson, Kamiakin; 81 — McKenna Boit, Eastside Catholic; 83 — Jennifer Kim, Auburn Riverside; 85 — Megan Billeter, Mt. Spokane; Abby Euyang, Lakeside (Seattle); Cailin Spencer, Mt. Spokane; Delaney Douglas, Interlake; Kate Peterson, Mercer Island; Morgan Rood, Meadowdale.
86 — Audrey Marlatt, North Thurston; Emmi Modahl, Arlington; 87 — Ella Warburg, Mercer Island; 88 — Bridget Standard, Fort Vancouver; Meghan Zech, Seattle Prep; Lacy Skwarek, Hanford; Tiffany Huang, Bellevue; Nhi Nguyen, Interlake; Faith Harderson, Enumclaw; Resego Mooki, Oak Harbor.
89 — Naomi Yamamoto, Capital; 90 — Kaitlyn Michaelson, Prairie; Riley Bass, Peninsula; Susie Park, Bellevue; Hanna Merkel, Shadle Park; Meagan Johnson, Enumclaw; 92 — Abby Zhong, Mercer Island; Lauren Eagan, Holy Names Academy; Brenna Bullard, Glacier Peak; 93 — Estey Chen, Mercer Island; Mica Livingston, Capital; Jaymie Pentony, Shelton; Lila Ridge, Lakes.
94 — Lexi Dechon, Enumclaw; Makenzie Milton, Kennedy Catholic; Marisa Sligh, Oak Harbor.
95 — Isabel Achbacher, Lake Washington; 96 — Emily Bunnell, Lake Washington; Miranda Pehrson, Juanita; Kellene Wong, Franklin; Courtney Campbell, Bonney Lake; Cienna Semsak, Ferndale; Ellie Lamb, Seattle Prep; Hailey Beecher, Oak Harbor; 97 — Maria Biondi, Bishop Blanchet; Megan Christie, Glacier Peak; Kelsey Cunningham, Enumclaw; Emma Hoyt, Seattle Prep; Shenae Collie, Prairie.
98 — Delainey Patterson, Prairie; 99 — Hayden Zumhofz, Bonney Lake; Denice Anderson, Glacier Peak; Dani Ward, Prairie; Becky Thomas, Bellevue; Frances Monahan, Edmonds-Woodway; 100 — Camlynne Davis, Stanwood; 101 — Madelyn Quickstad, Mercer Island; 102 — Isabel Brinck, Holy Names Academy; Brooke Fraser, Mt. Spokane; Addie Hedge, Kennedy Catholic; Dakota Smith, Mount Tahoma; Erika Stromerson, Glacier Peak.
103 — Ana Maria Beall, Meadowdale; Alyssa Bryan, North Thurston; Carson Harvey, Edmonds-Woodway; Jordan Black, Central Kitsap; Kathryn Schalk, Edmonds-Woodway; Kayleen Anderson, Enumclaw; 107 — Britney Gough, Kamiakin; Sadie LoGerfo-Olson, Lakeside (Seattle); Jillian Anderson, Ferndale; Ella Conway, Stanwood.
110 — Kennedy Mitchell, Edmonds-Woodway; 111 — Natalie Mackey, Arlington; 128 — Kailyn Jones, Mt. Spokane.
Richland’s Carl Underwood was the lone Mid-Columbian to make the cut at the Creek at Qualchan in Spokane, firing a 71.
That put him in a tie for 12th and three strokes off leader Chris Mogg of Skyline.
Boys 4A state tournament
At Creek at Qualchan Golf Course, Spokane
Top 10: 68 — Chris Mogg, Skyline; 69 — RJ Manke, Bellarmine Prep; Chase Carlson, Puyallup; Brian Humphreys, Camas; Nolan Backman, Olympia; Joe Worley, Woodinville; 70 — Joe Highsmith, Bellarmine Prep; Ethan Castro, Snohomish; Blake Ellingsen, Mead; Zack Overstreet, Issaquah; Mason Koch, Kentwood.
71 — Carl Underwood, Richland.
76 — Nick Yamauchi, Richland; 78 — Evan Hattori, Richland; 83 — Tyler Morrison, Walla Walla; 84 — Rhett Levin, Richland.
Pasco’s Jalayne Martinez fired a 2-over 76 at Indian Canyon at the state tournament in Spokane, putting her in a tie for sixth.
That included an eagle on the par-4 No. 9.
“On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best, I give myself a 6,” Martinez said. “Today was mostly my driver and irons. I was so-so putting. The greens are tricky. Tomorrow, I need at least a good 2- or 3-under par to be happy.”
Richland’s Danika Palm shot a 78 and was in the top 10.
Bellarmine Prep’s Olivia Benzin led the tournament with a 68.
Girls 4A state tournament
At Indian Canyon Golf Course, Spokane
Top 10: 68 — Olivia Benzin, Bellarmine Prep; 70 — Sierra Kersten, Lewis & Clark; 72 — Ashley Fitzgibbons, Eastlake; 74 — Tessa George, Bellarmine Prep; 75 — Marianne Li, Newport (Bellevue); 76 — Jalayne Martinez, Pasco; Hanna Yi, Thomas Jefferson; 78 — Lilly Navarre, Bellarmine Prep; Danika Palm, Richland; Mak Sundvor, Lake Stevens.
Missed the cut
84 — Macy Robertson, Richland; 94 — Kea Robertson, Richland; 104 — Megan Steach, Chiawana.
Othello’s Tyler Amoruso shot a 78 to make the cut at Liberty Lake in Spokane.
Ephrata’s Aaron Whelan led by three strokes after shooting a first-round 66.
Boys 2A state tournament
At Liberty Lake Golf Course, Spokane
Top 10: 66 — Aaron Whelan, Ephrata. 69 — Matt Marrese, Sammamish; Diego De La Torre, Hockinson; Dexter Simonds, Liberty (Issaquah); Trent Jones, Shorecrest; Connor Atkinson, Burlington-Edison; 70 — Justin Cox, Aberdeen; Dylan Apodaca, Selah; 71 — Ben Graham, Liberty (Issaquah); 72 — Ezra Arneson, Lynden; Alex Crabtree, Lynden; Nick Nolan, Bellingham.
78 — Tyler Amoruso, Othello.
Missed the cut
95 — Cameron Savage, Prosser.
Grandview’s Teagan Parrish (96) just made the cut for today’s final round at MeadowWood in Spokane.
Ephrata’s Kenedee Peters led the tournament with a 71.
Girls 2A state tournament
At MeadowWood Golf Course, Spokane
Top 10: 71 — Kenedee Peters, Ephrata. 77 — Shelby Baum, East Valley-Yakima; 78 — Grace Frazier, Clarkston; 79 — Jade Ming, Lynden; 80 — Nicole Welter, Pullman; 81 — Alex McMenamin, Sequim; 83 — Kendall Sage, Ephrata; Faith Udy, Woodland; 84 — Katie Hilliard, Ephrata; 85 — Kotie Flack, Ridgefield.
96 — Teagan Parrish, Grandview.
Missed the cut
98 — Zoe Wilson, Prosser; 108 — Savannah Crnick, Othello.
Five golfers were within three strokes of each other after the first day of the state tournament at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.
Freeman’s Ryan Maine had the lead after firing a 2-under 70. Cle Elum-Roslyn’s Nick Baker and Jackson Lone of The Bush School were a stroke back. Overlake’s Rohit Sirosh was another stroke back at 72.
All four will be in the final group that tees off at 10:26 a.m. today.
Boys 1A state tournament
At Sun Willows Golf Course, Pasco
70 — Ryan Maine, Freeman; 71 — Nick Baker, Cle Elum-Roslyn; Jackson Lone, The Bush School; 72 — Rohit Sirosh, Overlake; 73 — Clayton Rajewich, King’s Way Christian; 75 — JackRyan O’Neil, King’s; 76 — Lincoln Olson, Lynden Christian; Andrew Nelson, Klahowya; 77 — John Sand, Hoquiam; Aaron Holliday, Klahowya.
78 — Simon Nielsen, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls); Caleb Belton, Zillah; Sam Gray, Seattle Academy; John Hays, Bear Creek School; Andrew Gerchak, Goldendale; 79 — Andrew Westhoff, Seattle Academy; Eli Christenson, Chelan; Luke Doss, Seattle Christian; Derrick Phelps, Zillah; Tyler Bain, Cascade (Leavenworth); James Porter, Chimacum; Cody Robinson, Cle Elum-Roslyn.
80 — Nate Yockey, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls); Zach Glover, Port Townsend; Nick Rautenberg, Meridian; Anton Klein, South Whidbey; Ron Krieger, Vashon Island; 81 — Karson Dreher, King’s; Julien Lewin, Seattle Academy; Andrew Tigges, Cascade Christian; 82 — Marcus Bufford, Chimacum; Oscar Chen, King’s; Brandon Baier, Bellevue Christian; Erik Vander Velden, Lynden Christian.
83 — Travis Roosma, Lynden Christian; 84 — Nathan Wells, Cascade (Leavenworth); Tyler Aarmold, Sultan; Jack Hilt, Chimacum; Chris Bainbridge, Chimacum; Griffin Stroyan, Jenkins (Chewelah); Jordan Martin, La Salle; John Kim, Meridian; Brian Snyder, La Salle; Colin Diamond, Bear Creek School.
Missed the cut
85 — Mitch Helland, Elma; 86 — Cameron Daigneau, Omak; 87 — Dustin Ell, La Center; Austin Khile, Port Townsend; Craig Bartholomew, The Bush School; Cameron May, Cle Elum-Roslyn; 88 — Ryan Garent, Highland; Alex Diaz, Zillah; 89 — Dylan Polliteli, Lakeside (Nine Mile Falls); Collin Sahnow, Vashon Island; Davis Coats, King’s; Maguire Cavanaugh, Montesano.
90 — Elijah Larson, Chelan; Nolan Walker, Montesano; Nelson Ngouenet, Overlake; 91 — Duncan Maben, Colville; Karter Graves, King’s Way Christian; Kaden Sterk, Lynden Christian; 92 — Thorin Helmersen, South Whidbey; Brock Bateman, Colville; 93 — Perry Pierce, Deer Park; Griffen Reggear, Colville; Chase Marquette, Cle Elum-Roslyn.
94 — McKinnon Smith, Colville; Joel Eschbach, Meridian; Bryson Burrows, Elma; 95 — JR Steele, Jenkins (Chewelah); Chase Davison, La Center; 96 — Mike Johnson, King’s Way Christian; 97 — Daniel Snyder, La Salle; 98 — Dyllan Gritter, Cascade Christian; 99 — James Ohl, Deer Park; 100 — David Greene, Zillah.
101 — David Deniston, Deer Park; 110 — Chris Colley, Elma; DQ — Tyler Williams, Bellevue Christian.
Elma’s Lauryn Keating, the defending state champion, held a 2-stroke lead after the first round at Sun Willows.
Keating fired a 4-over 76. Highland’s Lucy Mitchum and Charis Tsai of King’s both had 78s.
Girls 1A state tournament
At Sun Willows Golf Course, Pasco
76 — Lauryn Keating, Elma; 78 — Lucy Mitchum, Highland; Charis Tsai, King’s; 81 — Hannah Roh, King’s; 83 — Christine Fields, Coupeville; 84 — Hanna Boyd, Cascade Christian; Rosie Portillo, South Whidbey; 85 — Hannah Hughes, Seattle Academy; 86 — Becky Lane, Colville; 87 — Tarra Moore, South Whidbey; McKenna Kendall, Klahowya; Abbie Pintar, Freeman.
88 — Bailey Wangler, La Salle; Kolby Heggenes, South Whidbey; Livia Spencer, Forest Ridge; 89 — Shelby Barrett, Zillah; Casey Jackson, Chelan; 90 — Aunika Capps, Naches Valley.
Missed the cut
91 — Victoria Mitchum, Highland; Grace Stringer, South Whidbey; 92 — Gabee Pistoresiv Zillah; Ali Hartley, Deer Park; 93 — Emma Estes, Hoquiam; 94 — Hannah Hartman, Medical Lake; Jackie Yeh, Charles Wright Academy; 95 — Gracie Matthews, Bear Creek School; Kelci Parker, Hoquiam; 97 — Shelby Hall, Bellevue Christian; Cameron White, Seattle Academy.
98 — Jessica Michaelson, Cascade Christian; 100 — Megan Gibson, Hoquiam; 102 — Crystal Zheng, Annie Wright; 103 — Bradleigh Earl, Jenkins (Chewelah); Ashley Ferguson, Colville; Lizzie Riffle, Overlake; 105 — Aerin Basehart, Colville; 106 — Jennah Earl, Jenkins (Chewelah); 108 — Sami St. Onge, Montesano; 111 — Tiffany Huang, Newport; 117 — Natalie Verry, Mount Baker.
Ilwaco’s Kenneth Shedlon fired an even-par 72 to lead after the first day of the state tournament at Columbia Point.
Hunter Weitze of Colfax and Warden’s Conner Haynes were one stroke back. DeSales’ Scott Kimball made the cut at 81.
Boys 1B/2B state tournament
At Columbia Point Golf Course
72 — Kenneth Sheldon, Ilwaco; 73 — Hunter Weitze, Colfax; Conner Haynes, Warden; 74 — Palmer Guhlke, Davenport; 77 — Sawyer Spackman, St. George’s; 78 — Devon Caruso, Pomeroy; 79 — Chance Weitze, Colfax; Jacob TeWalt, Pomeroy; Cayden Field, Tonasket; 80 — Jimmy Psomas, St. George’s.
81 — Scott Kimball, DeSales; Kasey Johnson, Colfax; Zac Tapio, Ilwaco; 82 — Nick Friend, Life Christian Academy; Cody Gronning, Colfax; 83 — Nicholas Betrozoff, Willapa Valley; Matthew Lee, Life Christian Academy; Tyson Feider, Pomeroy; 85 — Elliot Haney, Wahkiakum; Jeremiah Lee, Grace Academy.
Missed the cut
86 — Sean Paiva, Kettle Falls; 87 — Steven Xiao, DeSales; Wilson Crawford, La Conner; Bennett Gray, Colfax; 88 — Tyson Johnson, South Bend; Josh Dugger, Kettle Falls; 91 — Bryce Glover, Oroville; 92 — Ian Heffron, Sunnyside Christian; 93 — Charlie Jones, Crosspoint; Zach Wallace, Cedar Park Christian (MLT).
94 — Augie Allenbach, Colfax; 95 — Johnny Heffron, Sunnyside Christian; 97 — Aaron Gillis, Cedar Park Christian (MLT); Austin Likes, Grace Academy; Joey Skaggs, Okanogan; 100 — Sam Roeber, Moses Lake Christian Academy; Scott Lindeman, La Conner; 101 — Andy Comfort, Life Christian Academy; 108 — Alex Weirth, Crosspoint; 111 — Keegan Hebert, Friday Harbor.
Defending state champion Emily Baumgart didn’t like the day she had at the state tournament at Columbia Point.
“I bogeyed No. 2, then triple-bogeyed No. 3,” the DeSales junior said.
Still, Baumgart led the tournament by 10 strokes after one day, shooting a 5-over 77.
“I was 4 over at the turn,” Baumgart added. “I had one bogey on the back nine. The rest were pars.”
Baumgart tees off in the final group at 8:32 a.m. today.
Girls 1B/2B state tournament
At Columbia Point Golf Course
77 — Emily Baumgart, DeSales; 87 — Deana Caruso, Pomeroy; 88 — Alicia Johnson, Wilbur-Creston; 90 — Shaylee Felker, Almira Coulee Hartline; 91 — Kaysa Panke, Davenport; 94 — Taylor Mitchell, St. George’s; 95 — Tessa Jantz, Lind-Ritzville-Sprague; 96 — Aslyn Fisher, Ilwaco; 98 — Jordyn Smith, Oroville; Vanessa Vanerweide, Okanogan; Hannah Allen, Northwest Christian (Colbert).
99 — Chloe Sweatman, Northwest Christian (Colbert); 101 — Teresa Meyers, Pomeroy; Kylie Gronning, Colfax; Randi Finley, Inchelium.
Missed the cut
103 — Hannah Campbell, Cedar Park Christian (MLT); 104 — Kelly McCartney, Crosspoint; Ally Warnke, Seattle Lutheran; 105 — Rachel Armijo, Tri-Cities Prep; 106 — Makenna Richards, Tri-Cities Prep; Connie Korenovsky, Cedar Park Christian (MLT); 109 — Emily Van Dam, Grace Academy; 110 — Isabella Murrell, Moses Lake Christian Academy; 113 — Maddy Christiansen, St. George’s; 115 — Mara Nutt, Orcas Island.
116 — Emma Lorton, South Bend; Riley Magnusdon, Lopez Island; 121 — Naomi Tuttle, Grace Academy; 125 — Allison Bonney, Ilwaco; 128 — Kylee Watkins, Davenport.