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Lucas 12th overall at Toppenish invite

TOPPENISH - Grandview High School junior Kyle Lucas found Mt. Adams Country Club to his liking yesterday.

Competing at the 10-school Toppenish Golf Invitational, Lucas shot his first ever sub-90 round. The Greyhound linkster toured the Toppenish course with an 86. He fired a 6-over-par 42 on the front side, ballooning slightly to a 44 after the turn. His 86 was the 12th lowest individual round on the day.

"It's the first time Kyle broke 90," said Grandview Coach Dave Uggetti. "He played very well yesterday."

Unfortunately for the Greyhounds, Lucas's round didn't aid Grandview in the team scoring race. Grandview's two seniors were unable to get excused absences from their Running Start collegiate classes and had to miss yesterday's competition. That left just three golfers available Monday, and four are needed to compile a team score.

Still, Uggetti said he was pleased with the performances of the three golfers who were able to attend the invite.

Junior Kyle Womach, unlike past performances this spring where one or two blow-up holes would devastate his 18-hole score, maintained a steady pace yesterday. He clipped along with a pair of workmanlike 47's on the two nines to post a 94.

"That's a pretty decent round for (Womach)," said Uggetti.

The Grandview coach also praised the play of sophomore Jade Parker, who tallied a 103 on front and back nine scores of 58-45.

"For Jade, that's a personal best," said Uggetti.

Team-wise yesterday, Selah nailed down top honors with a team low 341 strokes.

Individually, Toppenish's Adam Story earned medalist honors on the day. The senior carded a 4-over-par 76, which included collecting an eagle on the par-4, 11th hole.

In girls golf action yesterday, Katie Veloz and Amanda McLain were the only Grandview golfers to make the trip to Ephrata. McLain, said Uggetti, only played nine holes. Veloz managed a 113 for the 18-hole competition.

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