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West Richland's Marcum continues to lead WJGA

West Richland's Jeffrey Marcum continues to lead the boys' 16-17 division after two rounds of the Washington Junior Golf Association Championship on Thursday at Meridian Valley Country Club.

Marcum fired a 2-under-par 70 for a two-day total of 142. That's one stroke better then Mill Creek's Kyle Cornett.

Kennewick's Nick Mandell is tied for seventh with a 150, and Walla Walla's Ryan Baumgart is 14th at 154.

Catherina Li of Kent holds a 5-stroke lead in the girls 16-17 division after two rounds.

Walla Walla's Emily Baumgart is tied for eighth in the girls 14-15 division with a two-round total of 174.

WJGA State Championship

Meridian Valley CC

Par 72

Top 5 and area results

Boys

Ages 16-17: 1, Jeffrey Marcum (West Richland) 72-70—142; 2. Kyle Cornett (Mill Creek) 73-70—143; 3. Ross Kukula (Ocean Park) 75-71—146; 4. Spencer Weiss (Sammamish) 74-73—147; 5. Joseph Fryer (Mukilteo) 73-76—149; and Andrew Kennedy (Redmond) 74-75—149. Also: Nick Mandell (Kennewick) 77-73—150, Ryan Baumgart (Walla Walla) 79-75—154, Drew McCullough (Richland) 79-80—159, Zack Betzsold (Richland) 83-79—162, Eric Dahl (Richland) 81-83—164, Hunter Thompson (Richland) 82-85—167.

Ages 14-15: 1, Zachary Overstreet (Issaquah) 72-75—147; 2, Gregory Gildea (Vashon) 73-76—149; 3, Joe Baldeck (Clarkston) 74-78—152; 4t, Samuel Fisher (Redmond) 81-73—154, Tanner Comes (Spokane) 76-78—154. Also: Kellan Roellich (Moses Lake) 86-91—177, Ezra Arneson (Richland) 89-89—178, Austin Brown (Kennewick) 90-91—181, Scott Kimball (Walla Walla) 97-88—185.

Ages 12-13: 1, Spencer Tibbits (Vancouver) 69-74—143; 2t, John Sand (Hoquiam) 71-74—145; Sean Vaovasa (Auburn) 72-73—145; 4t, Sam Warkentin (Bainbridge Island) 74-75—149; Joe Highsmith (Lakewood) 73-76—149; Sean Yi (Federal Way) 72-77—149.

Ages 9-11 (9 holes): 1, Angelo Gallevo (Kent) 39-34—73; 2t, Ian Siebers (Bellevue) 39-37—76, Dylan Bissell (Yakima) 38-38—76; 4, Alvin Kwak (Mill Creek) 40-37—77, 5, Ivan Zhao (Bellevue) 39-40—79. Also: Tommy Beason (Kennewick) 41-51—92; Shea Kimball (Walla Walla) 49-49—98.

Girls

Ages 16-17: 1, Catherina Li (Kent) 77-71—148; 2. Cherokee Kim (Dupont) 75-78—153; 3, Jordan Ferreira (University Place) 76-78—154; 4, Bree Wanderscheid (Goldendale) 78-79—157; 5. Kendall Gray (Federal Way) 78-80—158. Also: Taylor Kain-Godoy (Richland) 86-81—167, Kelsey Aiello (Pasco) 88-86—174, Katie Stephens (Richland) 94-86—180, Brianna Hadler (Richland) 96-88—184.

Ages 14-15: 1, Lauryn Keating (Elma) 77-79—156; 2, Sierra Kersten (Spokane) 80-80—160; 3, Sarah Rhee (Seattle) 81-80—161; 4, Celia Beyke (Federal Way) 82-80—162; 5, Stephanie Sewell (Renton) 78-88—166. Also: Emily Baumgart (Walla Walla) 91-83—174; Jalayne Martinez (Pasco) 94-91—185; Lacy Skwarek (Richland) 89-98—187; Mia Johnson (Kennewick) 121-117—238.

Ages 12-13: 1, Ashley Fitzgibbons (Sammamish) 71-77—148; 2, Caitlin Maralack (Snoqualmie) 77-80—157; 3, Abby Euyang (Seattle) 79-82—161; 4, Rachel Fujitani (Bellevue) 84-80—164; 5, Maddie Nelson (Sammamish) 84-82—166. Also: Danika Palm (Richland) 93-85—178.

Ages 8-11 (9 holes): 1, Brittany Kwon (Bremerton) 40-42—84; 3, Alyssa Nguyen (Renton) 49-45—94; 3, Jazz Caparas (Lynnwood) 46-49—95; 4, Julia Bordeaux (Tacoma) 53-51—104; 5, Christine Cho (Lacey) 51-55—106. Also: Maylie Martinez (Pasco) 53-56—109.

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