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Veloz, Bottineau spark G'view girls to runner-up finish

YAKIMA - Getting a personal best 110 from freshman Katie Veloz and a 113 from sophomore Chante Bottineau, the Grandview High School girls golf team turned in a super effort yesterday at a four-school match staged at the Yakima Country Club.

The defending 2A State champion Othello Huskies won the four-team match with a total score of 429. Grandview was second with a team tally of 473 strokes. The host East Valley Red Devils (528) were third and Quincy (542) brought up the rear.

Othello was paced to its first place finish by defending 2A State champ Kimberly Schutte. She worked her way around the par-72 course, considered treacherous by most who get an opportunity to play at the country club, with a 15-over 87. An Othello teammate turned in the second low score of the day, a 104.

Veloz's 110 was the third low individual round Thursday.

The Grandview freshman turned in a satisfactory 58 on the front nine, but heated up on the back side with a 52.

"Katie's 110 is just awesome for that course," said Grandview Coach Dave Ugetti. "It was her best 18-hole score ever."

Bottineau also figured out the country club course, carding front and back nine scores of 59-54 to finish three shots back of Veloz.

"The 113 is a very good score for Chante," said Ugetti, explaining that Bottineau's best ever 18-hole round is a 108.

"It's awesome the way our girls are coming on like this," he added.

Grandview's two senior golfers-Kayla Carpenter and Allyson Rohde-toured the Yakima Country Club with scores of 122 and 128, respectively.

The Lady Greyhound linksters' next scheduled match, a CWAC league contest, is next Tuesday at Quincy.

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