Golf: Sequim girls edge Bucs, take Duke Streeter title

Port Angeles played the host, but Sequim played the part of victor.

Port Angeles played the host, but Sequim played the part of victor.

Led by freshman Alex McMenamin and junior Brianna Kettel, Sequim’s Wolves topped Kingston by three shots to win the six-team Duke Streeter Invitational on April 25.

McMenamin, who boasts the Olympic League’s top average for nine holes (40.2), and Kettel, who has the league’s fourth-best average (49.6), tied for second place with Port Angeles duo Dana Fox and Chloe Brown at 78 shots, two strokes behind Kingston’s Aimee Zehrung and Emily Vernik.

Sequim’s No. 2 team of Kailee Price and Cecilee Wech finished with a round of 90, giving Sequim a combined score of 168 — 24 over par — that bettered Kingston (171). Port Angeles tied for fourth (187).

Sequim’s boys placed sixth in the 12-team Tim Higgins Memorial Tournament at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club in Bremerton on April 24. Jack Shea led the Wolves with a round of 84, followed by Anthony Pinza (93), Travis Priest (96) and Jesse Francis (99).

Host Central Kitsap took the team title with 321 strokes, followed by Port Angeles, South Kitsap, Klahowya, Port Townsend and Sequim.

Sweep time

Sequim’s boys and girls both picked up wins at home on April 23 — in contrasting styles.

The Wolves’ boys got strong rounds from Pinza (79), Shea (80), Priest (81), Francis (83) and Alex McCracken (84) to top Port Townsend by 58 strokes (507 to 465). The win helps Sequim improve to 5-1 in league play, tied with Port Angeles for second place behind Klahowya.

Sequim’s girls topped Bremerton and Port Townsend simply by having enough players to field a team: Bremerton and P.T. did not send any golfers to compete.

McMenamin shot a 37, Kettel a 49 and Price a 52 to lead Sequim.

Looking ahead

Sequim’s girls are at Port Angeles on April 30 and at Kingston on May 7.

Sequim’s boys were scheduled to play at the Port Ludlow Invitational on April 29. They are at Port Angeles on April 30, the Duke Streeter Invite in Port Angeles on May 2, at Kingston on May 7 and at the Bill Egbers Memorial Tournament in Burlington on May 9.