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Grizzlies solidify No. 4 spot in league standings

YAKIMA - A fourth-place finish at last Friday's Columbia Basin Big Nine League match at Apple Tree Golf Resort keeps the Sunnyside Grizzlies firmly in the No. 4 spot in the conference standings.

Moses Lake and Wenatchee tied for top honors last Friday. Eastmont was third, Sunnyside fourth, and Davis and Eisenhower brought up the rear in the team scoring.

Friday's medalist honors went to Griffin Parsons of Eastmont and Brody Milbrandt of Moses Lake, each of whom carded a 4-over-par 76.

The low individual round for Sunnyside was an 85, claimed by Ian Heffron. His season low 18-hole round, Heffron took a 42 on the par-35 front side, a 43 on the par-37 back.

SHS Coach Gary Rohde indicated Heffron avoided any major blow-ups in his round. "He stayed real consistent," said Rohde, noting Heffron parred two holes on the front side and only sustained one double-bogey before the clubhouse turn. On the back nine, Heffron picked up three more pars and bogeyed the six other holes.

Chandler Luther posted the second low round for the Grizzlies. He went 44-43 on the two nines. The highlight of his round of 87 was a birdie on the par-4, 347-yard 11th hole.

Brandon Daley of Sunnyside also turned in a workman-like round, shooting a 91 on front and back side scores of 47-44.

The 91, said Rohde, proved to be "...a good day for Brandon."

Nathan Meyer rounded out the team scoring for the Grizzlies by carding a 104 (50-54).

Sunnyside's No. 5 golfer, Ethan Partch, was making his first ever appearance on varsity. Rohde said Partch had to have been pleased with his round, having shot a 106 (54-52).

The SHS boys golf team had been scheduled to close out league play today (Monday) at the Moses Lake Country Club. Windy conditions, however, have prompted league officials to move that match to tomorrow (Tuesday).

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