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Zbaraschuk fifth, O’Mera 28th at state


Zoei Zbaraschuk watches a drive at The Cedars at Dungeness golf course in April. Zbaraschuk placed fifth at the class 2A state tourney last week in Yakima. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell


For Sequim High senior Zoei Zbaraschuk, her prep career ended with her best finish ever.

For sophomore Ryan O’Mera, the journey has just begun.

After a share of second place after one round of play, Zbaraschuk finished fifth at the class 2A state golf tournament at Yakima’s Apple Tree Golf Course, firing a second round of 80 for a 154, nine shots back of champion Alexis Keating of Elma.

Zbaraschuk’s previous best was seventh place in 2008 as a sophomore. She was ninth last year.

Zbaraschuk plans to play for Sonoma State University in California next fall.

O’Mera, who qualified for the state tourney last year as a freshman but barely missed the first day cut, posted a second round 81 to finish with a 157, good for 28th overall.

On the girls’ side, junior Kim Duce made the second round cut and finished 34th overall with a two-round score of 197, helping the Wolves place sixth as a team. Teammate Hailey Estes, a sophomore, shot a first-round 100 on Tuesday and placed 45th overall, two shots off the first day cut.

On the boys’ side, Sequim’s Steve Loerlein and Mallory Maloney missed first-day cuts. Loerlein, a senior, shot an 86 in Tuesday’s first round to place 62nd out of 80 state 2A golfers. Maloney, a junior, shot a 93, placing 72nd overall.
 
Reach Michael Dashiell at miked@sequimgazette.com

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