WENATCHEE - Grandview High School senior Aaron Riggs bested the field yesterday at a CWAC boys golf match staged at Crescent Bar Golf Course, about seven miles from Wenatchee.
Riggs toured the par-70 course with a seven-over-par 77.
"It was a spectacular round, considering we had wind gusts up to 30 miles per hour," said Grandview Coach Dave Uggetti.
"It was one of those days where if you couldn't get through the wind, you were just going to get ate up," Uggetti said.
For Riggs, it was the first time ever he came way from a competition with medalist honors. The Greyhound senior skated around the front side with a 39, thanks in part to a birdie he snared on the 329-yard, par-4 ninth hole. Riggs lowered his back nine score to a 38 without the benefit of any birdies.
"Aaron is a pretty good putter," said Uggetti. "They had just rolled the greens, so they were very puttable yesterday."
Besides earning medalist honors for the first time ever, Riggs also scored his first ever sub-80 round.
"It was one of those days, even with the wind, where he was on," said Uggetti. "It was nice to see him come in with the 77."
Despite Riggs shooting the low individual round on the day, the Greyhound linksters brought up the rear in the team scoring Monday afternoon. Collectively, the 'Hounds mustered a 395, well back of the East Valley Red Devils, who shot an aggregate 328 for top honors in the boys competition.
East Valley was led by Steven Dobbs with a 79.
The host Quincy Jackrabbits finished second with a 335, thanks in part to Kent Law's 18-hole round of 79.
Selah and Wapato placed third and fourth, respectively, with team scores of 345 and 384.
Second in for Grandview yesterday was Kyle Womach. He shot a respectable 47 on the front side, only to balloon up to a 54 after the turn. Womach's undoing came on the 12th hole, where he absorbed a 10.
"That's been his problem early on this season," said Uggetti. "One blow-up hole."
Grandview's Jade Parker skated around the course with consistent front and back nine scores of 54-53. For Parker, the 107 was his career best for 18 holes of play.
Rounding out the scoring for the Grandview boys was Chad Larson's 110 (51-59).
"He had a decent front," said Uggetti, "But he got ate up on the back."