West Richland’s Jeff Marcum couldn’t hang on for the Washington Junior Golf Association’s State Championship on Friday at Meridian Valley Country Club.
Marcum, who led by a stroke heading into the final round for the boys 16-17 age group, shot a 78 to finish in a tie for second place at 220 strokes for the tournament.
Ocean Park’s Ross Kukula fired a 71 to finish at 217, while Kennewick’s Nick Mandell shot a 70 in the third round to tie Marcum.
Mandell was in a tie for seventh at the start of the day before rallying.
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WJGA State Championship
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16-17 division: 1. Ross Kukula, Ocean Park, 75-71-71—217; 2. Jeff Marcum, West Richland, 72-70-78—220; and Nick Mandell, Kennewick, 77-73-70—220; 4. Spencer Weiss, Sammamish, 74-73-75—222; 5. Joseph Fryer, Mukilteo, 73-76-74—223; and Kyle Cornett, Mill Creek, 73-70-80; Also: Ryan Baumgart, Walla Walla, 79-75-80—234.
14-15 division: 1. Tanner Comes, Spokane, 76-78-70—224; 2. Gregory Gildea, Vashon, 73-76-79—228; 3. Aubrey Mackenzie, Poulsbo, 76-80-74—230; and Zachary Overstreet, Issaquah, 72-75-83—230; 5. Alec Charles, Gig Harbor, 76-79-76—231.
12-13 division: 1. Spencer Tibbits, Vancouver, 69-74-74—217; 2. John Sand, Hoquiam, 71-74-75—220; and Sean Yi, Federal Way, 72-77-71—220; 4. Sam Warkentin, Bainbridge Island, 74-75-74—223; 5. Sean Vaovasa, Auburn, 72-73-81—226.
8-11 division: 1. Ian Siebers, Bellevue, 39-37-77—153; 2. Dylan Bissell, Yakima, 38-38-81—157; 3. Alvin Kwak, Mill Creek, 40-37-83—160; 4. Victor Wang, Sammamish, 42-39-80—161; 5. Devin Kim, Mukilteo, 39-41-83—163.
16-17 division: 1. Catherina Li, Kent, 77-71-78—226; 2. Jordan Ferreira, University Place, 76-78-75—229; and Cherokee Kim, Dupont, 75-78-76—229; 4. Bree Wanderscheid, Goldendale, 78-79-76—233; 5. Kendall Gray, Federal Way, 78-80-78—236.
14-15 division: 1. Lauryn Keating, Elma, 77-79-78—234; 2. Sierra Kersten, Spokane, 80-80-76—236; 3. Sarah Rhee, Seattle, 81-80-83—244; 4. Celia Beyke, Federal Way, 82-80-86—248; 5. Olivia Benzin, Tacoma, 84-86-79—249.
12-13 division: 1. Ashley Fitzgibbons, Sammamish, 71-77-75—223; 2. Rachel Fujitani, Bellevue, 84-80-78—242; and Caitlin Maralack, Snoqualmie, 77-80-85—242; 4. Abby Euyang, Seattle, 79-82-84—245.
8-11 division: 1. Brittany Kwon, Bremerton, 40-42-81—163; 2. Alyssa Nguyen, Renton, 49-45-90—184; 3. Jazz Caparas, Lynnwood, 46-49-99—194; 4. Julia Bordeaux, Tacoma, 53-51-96—200.
Canadian Amateur: University of Idaho sophomore Leilani Kim tied for eighth place at the Royale Cup Canadian Women’s Amateur Championship at Lethbridge Country Club.
She shot a four-under 68 to finish the 72-hole event at 287, 13 strokes behind Ariya Jutanugarn of Thailand won the tournament.
The Kennewick National Cal Ripken team thought its season was done, but thanks to a Canadian team dropping out of the regional tournament in Eugene, KN got new life.
And National took advantage, going 3-1 in pool play to advance to today’s semifinals against the Meridian (Idaho) All-Stars at 1:30 p.m. The winner of that game will play in the regional championship game at 4 p.m., with the winner of that game advancing to the Cal Ripken World Series in August in Arkansas.
On Thursday, KN defeated East Helena (Mont.) 10-1 and Florence (Mont.) 27-0.
On Friday, KN defeated Mound Time, from Tualatin, Ore., 6-1 behind the pitching of Kyle Marboe and Joey Duberstein. KN then lost to Roseburg, Ore., 6-2.
Kennewick American also played in the tournament, finishing pool play 1-3. They will play in the consolation bracket today.
WCL: The Walla Walla Sweets defeated the Wenatchee AppleSox 6-5 in 10 innings at Wenatchee Valley College.
Beau Fraser singled in Shane Zeile with one out in the 10th for the winning run. Zeile led off the inning with a triple. Kennewick’s Spencer ONeil was 2-for-5 with two RBIs, while Richland’s Brett Jacobs was 1-for-5 with an RBI.
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Wenatchee 000 011 030 0 — 5 13 4
Virant, West (6), Ashby (8), Roberts (8) and Fraser. Callahan, Wilkerson (5), Kane (10), Edson (10) and Schultz. Highlights—Walla Walla: ONeil 2x5, 2B, 2 RBI; Fraser 3x5, 2B. Wenatchee: Sparks 3x3, 2B, HR, 2 RBI; Ventimilia 2x5; Gunsolus 2x4; Schultz 2x3; Drobny 1x4, HR.