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Mid-Columbia: West Richland's Marcum falters on final day of state championship

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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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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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.