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Michels one shot back of medalist

YAKIMA - Grandview High School senior Andrew Michels is honing his game at the right time.

With just two weeks remaining before CWAC postseason play begins, Michels is getting his golf game dialed in.

Yesterday at a CWAC South League match at the Yakima Country Club, Michels found himself just one stroke off the pace of medalist Bart Patitucci of Othello. The Husky standout carded a 4-over-par 76. Michels finished with a 77 on front and back nine scores of 41-36.

As a team, Grandview finished third Thursday afternoon with an aggregate score of 360. Othello remained undefeated in league matches with a team score of 325. Host East Valley finished second yesterday with a 347. Naches (366) and Toppenish (ncomplete) rounded out the team scoring.

East Valley and Grandview are now tied for second in the league standings, with only one more conference competition scheduled.

"With the last league match of the season on our home course (May 9), hopefully we'll finish ahead of East Valley and end up with a second place finish in league play," said Grandview Coach Dave Uggetti. "We haven't finished higher than third before," he added.

Second in for the Greyhound linksters yesterday was Aaron Riggs, who shot a 92. Spencer Lewis (95) and Kaelan Nelson (96) rounded out the team scoring for Grandview. Also representing the Greyhounds at yesterday's league, although their scores weren't applied to the team total, were T.J. Bolt (100) and Kyle Womach (113).

In girls play Thursday, Katie Veloz was the lone Grandview golfer to compete. She had the third lowest score of all the girls, carding a 102 on front and back nine scores of 54-48. The girls medalist was Megan Steele of Othello with a 93.

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