Richland’s Drew McCullough and Hunter Ashby finished third and fourth at the 21st annual Banner Bank Junior Invitational that wrapped up Friday at Walla Walla Country Club.
McCullough shot a 71-76—147 to finish three strokes behind Blake Ellingsen of Spokane and Andrew Raab of Yakima. Ellingsen won the boys 15-17 division on the third playoff hole. Ashby shot a 149, including a 2-under-par 69 on the first day, the best score of either round.
Top junior golfers from Eastern Washington, the Idaho Panhandle and Umatilla County in Oregon took part in the two-day event.
In the girls 15-17 division, Walla Walla’s Emily Baumgart shot 77-81—158 to finish three strokes behind Lewiston’s Sammi Jo Spring. Pasco’s Jalayne Martinez shot 78-82—160 to finish third.
Kennewick’s Bolton Dauenhauer finished fourth in boys 12-14 wiht a 78-75—153, nine strokes off the impressive pace of Travis Kay of Ellensburg, who shot 74-70. Richland’s Macy Robertson shot 90-95—185 to finish third in girls 12-14.
Other local shooters
Boys 15-17 7, Eric Dahl of Richland, 153; t-8, Ezra Arneson of Richland, 156; t-13 Andrew Hattori of Richland and Pierce McDonald of Pasco, 159; t-16, Taylor Gant of Richland, 160; t-18, Jerod Konen of Walla Walla and Ryan Ray of Richland, 161; t-20, Keegan Crafton and Paden LaCoursiere of Hermiston, 163; t-24, Zac Adams of Hermiston and Evan Hattori of Richland, 166; t-27 Shae Gurney of Kennewick, 168; 29, Nathan Towner of Walla Walla, 170; 30, Scott Kimball of Walla Walla, 173.
Girls 15-17: 6, Jessica Huntsman of Walla Walla, 166; 10, Kea Robertson of Richland, 183; T-11, Madison Welch of Hermiston and Brittany Gough of Kennewick, 187; 15, Kendall Dunovant of Walla Walla 198.
Boys 12-14: t-9, Braydon Hogg of Richland, 165; t-11, Nick Yamauchi of Richland, 166; 14, Shea Kimball of Walla Walla 173; 15, Matthew Baumgart of Walla Walla, 180.
Girls 12-14: 4, Samantha Hui of Kennewick, 187; 5, Maylie Martinez of Pasco, 208.
Julio Billia made 21 saves and Canada blanked the United States 4-0 in the championship game of the Memorial of Ivan Hlinka U18 hockey tournament in Piestany, Slovakia.Alex Nedeljkovic made 26 saves but took the loss in goal for the United States. Tri-City Americans defenseman Brandon Carlo played for Team USA.
Pacific Northwest Regional
At Swede Johnson Stadium
Hawaii 7, Montana 3; Wyoming 7, Idaho 6
Hanford (41-19) vs. Eugene (27-30-1), late
Game 12, Hawaii (19-4) vs. Hanford/Eugene loser, 1 p.m. (loser out); Game 13, Wyoming (52-24) vs. Hanford/Eugene winner, 4 p.m.
Game 14, winner 12 vs. winner 13, noon; Game 15, TBD, 4 p.m. if necessary
Note: Games 12 and 13 will not match previous opponents unless necessary; if Game 10 winner loses Game 13, out; if three teams remain after Game 13, winner of Game 11 draws bye into Game 15