After just missing a chance to qualify for the state tourney at the Olympic League final on May 8, Sequim’s top three boys golfers punched their ticket on their home course last week.
Carter Cronin, Cole Smithson and Zack Thompson each posted top-six finishes at the West Central District golf tournament, held May 16 at The Cedars at Dungeness in Sequim, and move on to play at the class 2A state golf tourney at Liberty Lake Golf Course that started May 23.
Cronin was the overall first-place qualifier, beating out Smithson and Enumclaw’s Tanner Nichols in a playoff after all three players shot rounds of 8-over-par 80.
Thompson was the sixth and final qualifier with an 83.
Port Angeles’ Nate Anderson (86), Austin Worthington (87) and Cale Wentz (92) all missed the state cutoff.
On the girls’ side, none of the competitors from Sequim or Port Angeles were able to join teammates who qualified directly for state at the league championships.
While Sequim’s Jelissa Julmist qualified for state earlier this month, teammates Ava Johnson fired a round of 109, Emily Post shot 111, Sara German posted a 116 and Isabella Williams carded a 125 for the Wolves at districts.
Port Angeles is sending 2A league champ Piper Williams, Claire Osterberg and Lauryn Chapman to the girls state tourney — held at at Meadowwood Golf Course in Liberty Lake — along with Edun Bailey and league champ Phoenix Flores to the boys’ tourney.