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SHS sophomore shoots personal best at CBBN league match

RICHLAND - Sunnyside High sophomore Nathan Meyer turned in a career best round at this past Wednesday's Columbia Basin Big Nine 3A league match, staged at the par-72 Horn Rapids course in Richland.

Meyer parred five of the holes on the front nine, settling for a 6-over-par 42 before the clubhouse turn, to set up his personal best, 18-hole round of 89. His back side score was a 47.

The only Grizzly teammate to best Meyer in Wednesday's league match was senior Nathan Espinoza. He had front and back nine scores of 42-43, 85 overall. Espinoza's round included rolling in a birdie putt about 40 feet in length on the par-3, 17th hole.

Fellow Sunnyside golfer Chan Luther tied Meyer with an 89. Luther went 44-45 on the two nines.

Rounding out the Sunnyside team score was a 105 (52-53) posted by Greg Spini.

"Most of our guys were pretty consistent with both their front and back nine scores," said SHS Coach Gary Rohde.

The aggregate 368 tallied by the Grizzlies on Horn Rapids' desert, target-style course left Sunnyside in last place in the 3A eight-school match. Southridge's boys placed first.

Wednesday's medalist was Kennewick's Sean Prue, who carded a 4-under-par 68. He was one of four golfers to shoot sub-par rounds.

The two other golfers representing Sunnyside at the competition, although their rounds were not applied to the team score, were James Voorhies with a 108 (58-50) and Ryan Hernandez with a 109 (54-55).

In Wednesday's girls league match at Horn Rapids, Sunnyside's one and only golfer, Renae Visser, toured the course with a 95. She had front and back side scores of 47-48.

The 95 Visser scored was the ninth lowest girls round on the day. The girls medalist on Wednesday was Hanford's Taylor Godoy, who shot an 81.

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