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Grandview linksters move into No. 2 spot in league standings

OTHELLO - A second place finish at yesterday's CWAC South golf match at Othello propelled the Grandview Greyhounds to the No. 2 spot in the league standings.

The host Othello Huskies (16-0) won Monday's CWAC competition by shooting an aggregate 309. Othello's Jason Brault earned medalist honors for the day, carding an even-par 72 in extremely windy conditions. The Huskies also got a 2-over-par 74 from Bart Pattitucci and a 79 from Brandon Hoksburgen.

Grandview, now with a 9-7 league mark and ahead of both East Valley (8-8) and Naches (8-8) in the CWAC standings, was led Monday by senior Andrew Michels. He toured the front nine of the Othello Country Club with a 41, shaving his back nine score to a 38.

"Andrew's 79 was the fourth low score of the day," said Grandview Coach Dave Uggetti.

"He told me he didn't putt very well, and he took three double bogeys, but Andrew hung in there and came out with a pretty decent score, especially when you consider how windy it was," Uggetti added.

The Greyhounds ended up with a team score of 354 yesterday, well behind Othello's 309 but two strokes better than East Valley (356) and six ahead of Naches (360). Toppenish had an incomplete team and automatically sustained losses to the four other CWAC teams.

Second in for Grandview yesterday was Kaelan Nelson, who finished with an 88. Because Nelson has been nursing a wrestling injury, he only has three weeks of golfing under his belt.

"Hopefully, Kaelan will come on with his game now that he's playing regular," said Uggetti.

Rounding out the team scoring for the 'Hounds Monday were Aaron Riggs with a 91 and Kyle Womach with a 96.

Spencer Lewis (101) and Chad Larson (112) also represented Grandview at yesterday's match, but their scores weren't applied to the team total.

Grandview still has two CWAC golf matches remaining-this coming Thursday at the Yakima Country Club and on Tuesday, May 9, when the 'Hounds host the final league match of the season at Black Rock Creek Golf Course.

The Greyhounds' two remaining non-league competitions include this coming Friday's Pendleton Invitational and a heads-up match against Ephrata at Black Rock Creek on Thursday, May 4.

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