Prep golf: Sequim boys remain undefeated, atop Olympic League

No one seems to be able to stop Sequim’s boys.

And after their first team loss in two-plus seasons, Sequim’s girls look to start another long winning streak.

The Wolves’ prep golf squads were busy last week, playing a combined five matches — including an double dual match at home on April 12.

The SHS boys remain undefeated at 6-0 after knocking off North Kitsap and rival Port Angeles at The Cedars at Dungeness on April 12.

An 18-hole match that was cut in half thanks to a late start, Sequim sophomore Blake Wiker shot a personal best 2-under par 34 to lead Sequim to a 151 team score, outpacing Port Angeles (188) and North Kitsap (208).

Sequim freshman Andrew Vanderberg took second place with a 38 and tied for third with 39s were Josiah Carter of Sequim and Mathew Locke of Port Angeles. Sequim’s Liam Payne wasn’t far behind with a 44, tied with NK’s top golfer, Kellen Fitz.

One day later Sequim hosted Kingston in the boys’ first 18-hole match of the season and the Wolves defended their home course well.

Sequim’s top three players — Wiker, Vanderberg and fellow freshman Paul Jacobsen — each shot 72. The effort was a career best tournament round for Blake, whose previous best was 78.

Dawson Clark of Kingston was fourth with a 75, while Sequim’s Carter shot a career-best 79. Playing in sixth place for Sequim was Jarrett Allen, who also shot a personal-best with a 95.

Sequim’s best four 18-hole scores totaled 295, with Kingston’s best four at 414.

“To have four players shoot in the 70s without a senior, this early in the season, is very promising,” Sequim coach Bill Shea said.

SHS girls rebound

Last season it was Sequim edging Olympic’s Trojans by a single stroke. This time around, Sequim’s rivals from Silverdale were on the winning end of a close match.

The Trojans, behind Ellie Wolfe (45) and Abby Magee (46), clipped the Wolves by four shots (183-187) at Rolling Hills Golf Course on April 11.

Sequim’s Alex McMenamin earned medalist honors with a 38.

It was Sequim’s first head-to-head loss since April 9, 2015 (to Port Townsend).

The Wolves rebounded the next day with a dual meet win at home. Sequim finished with a 178, topping Port Angeles (223) and North Kitsap (224).

McMenamin set the pace with a blistering score of 4-under par 32, a score Sequim coach Gary Kettel said would have been even better if McMenamin hadn’t hit the pin on a hole.

Sarah Shea added a solid round of 40 and Maddie Withrow came in at 51.

Hailey Goudy led Port Angeles with a 51 while Abby Holmberg paced North Kitsap with a 47.

In their third match in as many days, the Wolves topped Kingston handily, 171-215.

Sequim is now 5-1, tied with North Kitsap for second behind league-leading Olympic.

Looking ahead

Sequim was slated to host Chimacum on April 18.

The Wolves are at Port Townsend on April 20, at North Mason on April 25 and play at the Higgins Memorial tournament on April 27.

Sequim’s boys add the Duke Streeter Invite on April 28 before both teams jump into postseason play: The Olympic League championships, slated for Tuesday, May 2, at Sequim’s The Cedars at Dungeness.

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