Graham Moody of Mountain View is defending 3A champion
The spring state championships have started.
Most of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association state championship events for the spring season will be held later in the week, with team champions crowned on Saturday, as well as finals for tennis and track and field.
Golfers get an early taste of glory, though.
The WIAA state golf championships started today at various courses.
Graham Moody of Mountain View is the defending champion at Class 3A. He will tee off at 2:18 p.m. today at Indian Summer Country Club in Lacey.
Mountain View also qualified as a team. This is the first year the WIAA is using total strokes for a full team to determine a team champion. A year ago, Mountain View finished fourth as a team, using the points system. Prairie also qualified as a team in Class 3A.
In 4A boys, Owen Huntington of Camas was set to tee off at 9:18 a.m. at The Creek at Qualchan Golf Course in Spokane. He finished fifth last season.
In 4A girls, the Camas Papermakers qualified as a team. They finished second last year in the points system. They are at Hangman Valley in Spokane.
In 3A girls, Mountain View qualified as a team.
The Ridgefield Spudders have a solid team in Class 2A boys. That squad includes Kellen Bringhurst, who had the rare feat of playing at state in two sports this season. He was a key member of the baseball team that reached the quarterfinals.
(Clarification: The 2A and 1A golf tournaments still use a points system to determine a team champion.)
Here is a list of all golfers from Clark County who are set to play at state. There is a cut after today’s round, and the final round is Wednesday.
To get results, check in at the WIAA’s Tournament Central page for golf: http://wiaa.com/subcontent.aspx?SecID=1149
Battle Ground: Anthony Tobias
Camas: Owen Huntington
Skyview: Anthony Chae
Union: Chase Williams, Camden Mills
Camas: Emma Cox, Ashley Clark, Wenny Cai, Elizabeth Gillespie, Ashley Gillespie
Skyview: Maddy Starwalt
Evergreen: Russell Fearington
Prairie: Isaac Kinsman, Cam Beeson, Hugh Foster, Brenden Gavin, Brandt Beeson
Mountain View: Graham Moody, Willy Yeh, Tyler Klepec, Evan Zuvich, Jack Campbell
Fort Vancouver: Kiana Coburn, Hallie Tibbits
Prairie: Charis Abrahamson
Mountain View: Audry Chang, Kaila Bonawitz, Mazey Copeland, Maria Martos, Calley West
Columbia River: Isaiah Lamont, Brady Yackley, Ryan Snyder
Hockinson: Tanner Hough, Jarrett Christensen
Ridgefield: Cade Bringhurst, Kellen Bringhurst, Kale Suomi, Caden Whitsitt, Nick Radosevich, Eli Saenz
Columbia River: Madeline Kim, Naomi Phelps, Karlyn Gomez
Hockinson: Hannah Bowie, Isabella Smith
Ridgefield: Samantha Fenton, Alyssa Dewey
Washougal: Corrin Kassel
Woodland: Rayleah Trice, Abby Bozarth
King’s Way Christian: Cole Sheretz, Ty Mairs, Aiden Pisarczyk
Seton Catholic: Sean Ball, Nathan Lamberton
La Center: Hannah Graham
King’s Way Christian: Riley Philbrook, Aly Evanson