The Everett boys golf team finished in second place at the 3A state tournament Wednesday, while Kamiak’s Alvin Kwak and South Whidbey’s Kolby Heggenes recorded top-five finishes in their respective state tourneys.
The Seagulls were led by Andrew Martin, who tied for seventh place after shooting 69 on Wednesday to finish with a two-day score of 146.
“(Our golfers) felt they had a chance to win (the title) all the way until the end,” said Everett coach Darrell Olson. “They played really hard, but had some hiccups (Wednesday). They had their sights set on the big prize, so to get so close and come up short was disappointing. But I told them to keep the big picture in mind — we had a heck of a season. They’ll bounce back. They’re all back next year, so this was great experience for them.”
Kwak shot 72 to finish his first round Tuesday two shots back of the lead in the 4A boys tournament, and shot 72 again Wednesday to tie for fifth place, the third top-10 finish of his prep career.
Heggenes recorded her third top-three state tournament performance, shooting 76 for a two-day score of 150 to finish third at the 1B/2B/1A girls tournament.
Kamiak finished fifth in the team standings at the 4A boys state tournament at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick. Devin Kim shot 77 to finish tied for 18th place with a two-day score of 152. Alex Kim placed 36th, shooting 79 to finish with a 157 total.
Mt. Si’s Drew Warford shot 67 to win the tournament by two strokes with a two-day score of 137.
Mariner’s Jazzelle Caparas shot 75 to finish tied for seventh at the 4A girls state tournament with a two-day total of 146 at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco.
Kamiak finished in sixth place in the team standings. Annette Vo fired a 74 for a 155 total score to tie for 18th place. Jane Kim shot 82 for a two-day total of 163 to tie for 36th place. Regina Park tied for 39th place after recording an 84 for a 167 total score.
Bellarmine Prep’s Montgomery Ferreira won the title by nine strokes after shooting 65 for a two-day total of 131, 13 under par.
Everett finished with 92.5 points, 15.5 points behind champion Gig Harbor, at The Creek at the 3A boys state tournament at Qualchan Golf Course in Spokane.
Martin decreased his score by eight strokes after shooting 77 in Tuesday’s first round.
“He didn’t miss shots and made putts,” Olson said. “He played solid tee to green. It was a great round of tournament golf.”
Josef Koznek tied for 11th place after shooting 72 for a two-day total of 147. Ronny Kildall fired a 76 for a 150 total score to tie for 17th place. Austin Duffy tied for 31st place after shooting 81 for a two-day total of 156.
Mountain View’s Graham Moody won the tourney by one stroke, shooting 71 for a two-day score of 139.
Haley Wong of Shorewood finished 10th at the 3A girls state tournament at Indian Canyon Golf Course after shooting 78 for a two-day score of 159.
Brittany Kwon of Central Kitsap won her third consecutive state title, firing a 65 to finish the tournament with a 4-under 138.
Archbishop Murphy finished third in team standings at Columbia Point Golf Course in Richland. The Wildcats were led by Zach Leonen, who placed ninth after a second-round 70 for a 149 total score, and Fulton Brawner, who recorded a 79 for a two-day total of 156 to finish 21st.
Chase McIntosh of Liberty placed first, shooting 70 for a 139 total score.
Grayson Giboney of King’s moved up into the top five after shooting 73 for a two-day total of 153 to tie for fifth place at the 1A boys tournament at Liberty Lake Golf Course in Liberty Lake.
Bear Creek School’s John Hayes won the tournament by three strokes after shooting 70 for a 139 total score.
Heggenes shot 76 to finish third with a two-day total of 150 at the 1B/2B/1A girls tournament, held at Hangman Valley Golf Course in Spokane. Heggenes led the Falcons, last year’s state champion, to a fourth-place finish in the team standings. South Whidbey’s Emma Leggett finished 23rd after recording a 94 for a two-day score of 186.
Kaysa Panke of Davenport won her third consecutive state title, shooting 68 for a 137 total score, 11 shots ahead of Taylor Entenman of LaCenter.