Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Sunnyside High School junior Kevin Lick, a model of consistency yesterday, easily bested all comers in a non-league match that pitted the Grizzly golf team against Grandview and East Valley.
Lick, firing a two-over 74 at Black Rock Creek Golf Course, claimed medalist honors by six strokes over the next closest finisher, Andrew Michels of Grandview. Lick also led the Grizzly linksters to the team victory over the two other schools.
Sunnyside won the non-league dual match competition by totaling just 343 strokes. East Valley was second with a 384 team total, with Grandview bringing up the rear with a 399 aggregate score.
Lick, a State tournament qualifier as a sophomore, was untouchable Tuesday. He opened with a front nine, two-over 38, thanks to birdies on holes three and five. He lowered his score on the back nine to an even-par 36.
"Kevin played very consistent golf," said Sunnyside first year coach Glenn Braman. "His 74 didn't surprise me. He's been playing like that in practice."
Braman said Lick claimed a total of three birdies yesterday, to go along with 10 pars and just five bogeys.
Junior Andrew Schutt, who attends Sunnyside Christian High School but is allowed to play for the Grizzlies because his school doesn't field a golf team, had the second low score for Sunnyside yesterday. Schutt had one slip-up on the front side, absorbing a double-bogey on the par-3 second hole, but he recovered to post a 43. Schutt lowered his score after the turn to a 41, posting an 84 for the day.
Senior Chris Trammel and junior Jeremie Drollinger rounded out the team scoring for the Grizzlies. Trammel, after shooting a 43 on the front nine, ballooned to a 48 on the back side, thanks to a quadruple-bogey on No. 17 and two double-bogeys. Drollinger overcame a triple-bogey, double-bogey start to his 18-hole round and finished with a 94 (51-43).
Sophomore Zach Hathaway, a recent transfer to Sunnyside, posted an even-100 yesterday (52-48). His score wasn't applied to the team total, though, because only the four low individual rounds are used in figuring team scoring.
"Zach is capable of shooting better. He has a nice swing," said Braman.
The Grizzly golf team is out of action until Friday, March 26, when it competes at the Grandview Invite at Black Rock Creek Golf Course.
. Bob Story,can be contacted at
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