Prep Golf: Wolves send three to state, five to districts

Sequim sends three golfers to state and five to districts

Sequim’s top boy and girl golfers also are tops in the Olympic League.

Jack Shea and Alex McMenamin took first at the Olympic League Tournament on May 12 at The Cedars at Dungeness. Shea shot a 69 on 18 holes and McMenamin a 78.

The duo earned automatic state berths to the class 2A WIAA state championship at MeadowWood Golf Course on May 27-28 in Liberty Lake.

Sequim’s No. 2 boys golfer Travis Priest joins them after tying Bryce Kahle of Bremerton and Bryce Hoskinson of Olympic at 79. He won a playoff and earned the sixth and final seed into state.

Priest earned a state bid last year at districts but he, Shea and Jesse Francis didn’t make the first-day cut.

Hoping to join them are five other Wolves who compete at the Western Central District III Golf Championship at Gold Mountain Golf Club on May 19 in Bremerton.

For the boys, Jade Arnold, who shot an 81 and tied for 11th at the league tournament, will compete with Alex McCracken who placed 13th shooting an 83.

Sequim girls Kailee Price, Sarah Shea and Brianna Kettel earned district berths, too. Price and Shea tied for 13th at 98 and Kettel tied for 18th with a 100. In 2014, Kettel and Price made districts but didn’t make the state cut.

The top three golfers at districts earn spots into state.

Last year, McMenamin placed third at state and earned Olympic League MVP. Kettel was named all-league along with Jack Shea.

Read more from the golfers in the May 20 Sequim Gazette and look for results from districts online.