Wednesday, April 13, 2005
A runaway, 23-stroke margin of victory was claimed by the Grandview High School boys golf team this past Monday.
The Greyhound linksters hosted Ephrata's golf team at Black Rock Creek Golf Course. As has been the case for most all of the prep matches staged this spring, a stiff wind made playing conditions challenging.
Two Greyhounds who were up for the challenge, though, were senior Sean Tudor and junior Andrew Michels. Both picked up one birdie on the day enroute to posting identical 6-over 78's.
"It was extremely windy," said Grandview Coach Dave Ugetti. "The 78's were great scores for the conditions."
Michels opened with a 4-over 40 on the back nine. The junior picked up the pace after the turn, slicing his front nine score to a 2-over 38.
Tudor, who like Michels earned a spot at last year's 3A State tournament, started out Monday's non-league play with a 5-over 41 on the back nine. But thanks to a bird on the par-4 fourth, Tudor whittled his front nine score down to a 1-over 37.
Grandview received a boost, as well, from freshman T.J. Bolt. The underclassman broke 100 for the first time this season, carding a 99. He opened with a 51 on the back side and closed with a front nine 48.
David Trevino rounded out the scoring for the Greyhounds, shooting a 101 on back and front side scores of 53-48.
Ephrata's low scorer Monday was Boone Valenta. He carded a 19-over 91.
The Greyhound linksters were scheduled to return to action today (Wednesday) with a CWAC league match at Suntides Golf Course against Naches.