Golf: Wolves’ boys win big over Olympic

That’s a strong way to finish the home schedule.

Sequim’s boys golfers ran their league match winning streak to 60 behind a four-under-par 32 from senior Ben Sweet as they routed Olympic 156-197 on May 2.

Sweet started strong after hitting his approach on the second hole to within inches. After a birdie on the third hole and a bogey on the fourth, Sweet earned birdies on holes 6, 7 and 9.

“It was really fun to see Ben play well, and I am incredibly excited to see how Ben plays in the big tournaments we have coming up,” SHS coach Sean O’Mera said.

Fellow SHS senior Dominic Riccobene shot a one-over-par 37, including a 35-foot breaking putt for par on hole No. 2.

“He has been working really hard on his putting, and the work is beginning to pay off,” O’Mera said.

Sequim’s third senior, Pryce Glasser, shot a 45, despite a pair of out-of-bounds shots on the third hole.

“As usual, Pryce’s attitude was fantastic, despite not playing as well as he could,” O’Mera said. “His game is rounding into shape, and he has shown multiple times this year that he can go low.”

Cole Smithson shot a 42, several strokes below his season average, Zackary Thompson fired a 46, and Lars Wiker completed his round with a 51 for the Wolves (6-0 in Olympic League play, 10-0 overall).

Sequim’s girls scores were not available.

Coming up

Sequim was slated to play at the Olympic League tourney at the Kitsap Golf and Country Club in Bremerton on May 9 — results were not available at press time.

The Wolves are at North Mason on May 12, their final tune-up before the district tourney.

The West Central District tournament is Tuesday, May 17, at The Cedars at Dungeness in Sequim, where 20 boys and 16 girls from Olympic, South Puget Sound and KingCo leagues compete. The top seven boys and five girls earn spots at the state competition. State tournaments are at Capital City Golf Club in Olympia (boys) and Tumwater Valley Golf Club in Liberty Lake (girls) on May 24 and 25.