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Lick, Schutt earn berths to WJGA district tourney

A pair of high school seniors to be this fall, Kevin Lick and Andrew Schutt, have both qualified to compete next Monday and Tuesday at the Washington Junior Golf Association (WJGA) District 4 Championships.

The WJGA district tournament will be staged at the Walla Walla Country Club and Walla Walla's Veterans Memorial Golf Course.

To earn a berth to the district championship tourney, the two Sunnyside teens had to notch a "Top 12" finish at one of the four sub-district qualifying events. Each of them performed that feat three times.

The last of the sub-district tournaments was held Thursday, July 1, at Mattawa's Desert Aire Golf Course. Lick fired a 76 there to earn a seventh place finish. Schutt shot an 83 and settled for 17th place honors from a 26-person field in the boys 16/17-year-old age division.

At the June 21 sub-district qualifier staged at Richland's Horn Rapids Golf Course, Schutt notched a five-over 77 and tied for 12th out of 28 players. Lick placed 15th, three strokes back of Schutt with an 80.

Lake Chelan Golf Course was the venue for the June 16 sub-district tourney. Both, Schutt and Lick carded five-over 77's, tying for sixth place honors from a 27-person field.

At the first sub-district qualifier, held June 14 at the Tri-City Country Club in Kennewick, Lick tied for seventh by posting a seven-over 72. Schutt tied for 11th with his score of 73.

Two Sunnyside area youngsters who attempted to qualify for the WJGA District 4 Championships, but came up a bit short, were Timothy Taylor and Justin Bos. Both compete in the boys 14/15-year-old age division.

Taylor's best finish at a sub-district qualifier came at the Tri-City Country Club, where he placed 23rd with a one-day round of 20-over 85.

The best performance turned in by Bos came July 1 at Desert Aire Golf Course. He tied for 18th place honors from a 35-person field by shooting a 13-over-par 85.

Taylor and Bos also competed earlier this week, July 12-13, at a Jr. Golf Tour of the Pacific Northwest event held at The Resort at Port Ludlow Bay. Bos garnered an eighth place finish in the boys 7th/8th grade division, shooting rounds of 99-94. Taylor finished in 10th place on rounds of 95-105.

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