You might say she slipped in through the back door. Regardless, Kayla Lucas of Grandview secured one of the 24 berths to the 2A Regional girls golf tournament that was up for grabs in CWAC District play yesterday.
The 10-school CWAC District tourney was held Tuesday in Lucas' back yard, at her home course, Black Rock Creek.
With no room for error, Lucas finished squarely on the cut line. She placed 24th with a round of 122 to grab the last CWAC spot into Regionals. Her 18-hole score was one shot better than the pair of 123's carded by Shelby Bassett of Quincy and Annie Milne of Wapato, who officially are listed as alternates to Regionals. Bassett and Milne will only be given the opportunity to compete at Regionals if one of the 24 CWAC qualifiers comes down with an injury or is deemed academically ineligible.
The 2A Regional tourney is scheduled for next Tuesday, May 15, at Yakima's Apple Tree Golf Resort.
The CWAC's top qualifier for Regionals proved to be Ephrata's Kendall Sage. The Lady Tiger golfer earned medalist honors at yesterday's District tournament, posting the low round of the day, an 18-over-par 90.
Two strokes back at 92 to claim runner-up honors was Othello's Delaney Towle. Selah's Briana Nelson finished at 93 to round out the top three District finishers.
Team-wise, both Selah and Othello managed to advance the most golfers from the District tourney into Regionals, five apiece. Ephrata will have four linksters at Regionals, East Valley three. None of the six other CWAC schools qualified more than two golfers for Regionals.
The 24 CWAC golfers moving on in postseason play, and their District scores from yesterday's action at Black Rock Creek Golf Course, include: