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Grizzly golfers wrap up Columbia BasinLeague play

WENATCHEE - With the exception of junior Justin Bos, the 2007 spring prep season is over for the Sunnyside High School Grizzly golf teams.

The 3A Columbia Basin League wrapped up regular season play yesterday at the Wenatchee Country Club. As has been the case all season, both the Grizzly boys and girls squads brought up the rear at Monday's POD competitions.

Regional postseason action is slated for next week, but Bos is the only Grizzly who's qualified to move on. He'll begin his quest for a second straight trip to the 3A State tourney at the Regional tournament on Wednesday, May 16, at Yakima's Apple Tree Golf Course. The top 20 finishers in the opening 18-hole round competition at Apple Tree will move on to a second 18-hole competition that afternoon. Those who make the cut from there will advance to State.

Bos wrapped up regular season play yesterday with a 7-over-par 79 on what Sunnyside Coach Glenn Braman described as a very difficult course.

"Trees all over the place," said Braman. "It didn't take much to find yourself with tree trouble."

Despite the less than ideal scoring conditions, Bos earned a Top 10 finish with his 79. He was nine shots back of Monday's medalist-Eastmont's Tyler McDougall, who carded a 2-under-par 70.

The only other golfer to break par yesterday was Hanford's Alex Moore, who shot a 1-under 71.

Eastmont, with five golfers in the Top 10, edged second place Hanford by four strokes in the boys team scoring Monday-298 to 302. West Valley was a distant third with 326 team strokes.

Sunnyside's boys finished last yesterday from the seven-school field with 423 strokes.

In addition to the 79 carded by Bos, the Grizzly boys got individual rounds of 111, 113, 120 and 133 from A.J. Visser, Nick Navarro, Camilo Sanchez and Abel Cardenas, respectively.

For the season, Eastmont's boys won the league crown with a total of 34 points from the five POD competitions. Hanford was a close second with 30.5 points. Southridge, West Valley and Kamiakin finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively, with 22.5, 19 and 17.5 points. Kennewick placed sixth with 11.5 points and Sunnyside was seventh with 5 points.

On the girls side yesterday, Sunnyside was unable to field a complete team. Vicki Castro ended up as the Lady Grizzlies' low scorer, shooting a 144 on the par-72 course. Sunnyside also got a 158 from Tonnelle Driesen and a 161 from Emily Slinker.

Yesterday's girls medalist was Eastmont's Moni Graff, who carded a 5-over-par 77. Eastmont, the winner of yesterday's POD match, finished as the girls league champion.

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