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Grandview freshman four strokes shy of making it to 2A State golf tournament

EPHRATA - After shooting an 18-hole round of 110, it's pretty easy to look back and figure out where four strokes could have been shaved off the scorecard.

That's probably what Grandview High School freshman Teagan Parrish is still doing today. Why? Because she only came up four strokes shy of qualifying for the 2A State girls golf tournament.

Competing at Thursday's CWAC District tournament at Lakeview Golf Course near Ephrata, the lightly regarded Parrish nearly grabbed one of the 14 State berths that were up for grabs.

She opened yesterday's postseason competition by parring two of the first four holes on the front nine - the 309-yard, par-4 second and the 442-yard, par-5 fourth.

Coupled with bogeys on No. 3 and No. 8, both par-4 holes, Parrish hit the clubhouse turn with a 53. That was just one shot back of the eventual 14th and final qualifier for State, West Valley senior Alexis Brown.

Definitely in the hunt to move on to State, Parrish put herself in a major hole when she opened play on the back side. She tripled No. 10, absorbed a quadruple-bogey on the next hole and then took another triple-bogey on No. 12.

Parrish righted the ship a bit by picking up her third par of the day on the par-3, 13th hole. Unfortunately for the Lady Greyhound linkster, she played the final five holes at 11-over.

Still, the newcomer to the game of golf closed with a 57 on the back nine. Her 110 total left her just four shots back of the 106 cut line to State.

The 110 Parrish carded at District was a personal best. Her previous low 18-hole round was a 124.

"Quite honestly, Teagan was just crushing the ball yesterday," said Grandview Coach Dave Uggetti.

Grandview's one other representative at District on Thursday, freshman Hannah Pond, also displayed she's on the cusp of being a contender to qualify for State. Pond parred one hole on each of the two nines enroute to shooting a 117 (59-58).

Sharing CWAC District medalist honors Thursday were West Valley senior Krista Nagle and Ephrata freshman Katie Hillard. Both girls carded rounds of 16-over-par 87. One shot back with an 88 was Ephrata sophomore Kendall Sage.


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