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5/1/2013 2:08:00 PM
Kodiak golfers play well in home victory over Quincy
Photo by Ian Dunn
Nick Willet of Cascade lines up a putt at the Leavenworth Golf Course in action against Quincy last week.

Photo by Ian Dunn
Nick Willet of Cascade lines up a putt at the Leavenworth Golf Course in action against Quincy last week.
Ian Dunn

The Cascade boys golf team played their best game of the season in a 366-380 win over Quincy on April 23 at the Leavenworth Golf Course. Tyler Bain led the way with an 86, followed by an 87 by Nate Wells, Gunnar Stubblefield 92 and Alex Woods 101.

"This was, by far, the best the boys have played all year," said Randy Alexander, Cascade head coach. "All the boy's scores have been fairly level up to this match. Then, the big explosion. Most all the kids came in with their best match scores of the year. I am very pleased."

The 101 for Woods was his best round, and 103 for Logan Nielson was his best round. The Jacks clobbered the Kodiaks pretty soundly earlier in the year, so Alexander was quite pleased to see his team turn it around.

This was the fourth victory of the season for the Kodiak boys. Alexander is hoping, with a couple more wins, to finish in second place behind Chelan.

For the girls, senior Courtnee Cook led the way with 108. The Cascade girls won 346-363, but it was not an official match since both teams only had three girls. There needs to be four players to score a match. Ashley Strode show a 114 and Jasmine Neubauer carded a 124.

"The girl's scores are starting to drop. That was Courtnee's best match score of they year. The same for Ashley," he said. "I am happy with their progress. It is a good time to start playing our best golf. Now, we need to keep the focus, shine up our game a bit, and continue the good play into Districts."

Cascade was hoping to continue their fine play into the match against Chelan last Thursday at home, but they fell just short to the Goats, 328-395. Bain led with an 88. Wells shot 97, Nielson 103 and Nick Willet 107.

"Looking at the scorecard, we only had 11 pars. Chelan had 37 pars and three birdies. We had only two pars on the front side," he said. "We can't win matches with that type of play. I just hope we didn't become overconfident, because Chelan is an excellent team."

Senior Ian Cowell led Chelan with a 79. The top four golfers all shot under 90.

On the girl's side, the Chelan sister duo of Sam and Quinn Cooper blazed the course with an 84 and 93 respectively. Cook led Cascade with a 122. Strode shot 125 and Neubauer 125.

"We are a very young bunch. This type of stumbling is common. This will be a good experience and we will grow from it," he said. "They were all pretty down due to their play, but they kept their heads up. I am proud of them for that."

Cascade played Okanogan at home on April 29 and at Omak on April 30. Results were unavailable before press time. The Kodiaks play at the Warden Invitational tomorrow. The CTL Championships are May 7 at Quincy.

Ian Dunn can be reached at 548-5286 or editor@leavenworthecho.com.

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