The Lynnwood boys golf team brings back one of the top Class 3A players in the state.
Senior Kris Jackson is looking to make his third straight trip to the state tournament.
“He played in some other tournaments outside of school and did pretty well,” Lynnwood head coach Chris Huddleson said. “Chris has definitely a good chance to place.
Jackson finished in a tie for 18th place at last year’s state tournament.
Another strong Royals player with state potential is junior Zach Wieben.
3A counterpart Meadowdale’s top eight players are very close in terms of their scores, said Mavericks coach Josh Knowles.
Senior Kelli Black is the team’s No. 1 player. “He’s probably my most consistent golfer,” Knowles said.
A newcomer who has been contributing to varsity is freshman James Demopoulos.
The slate has been pretty much wiped clean for Edmonds-Woodway, which only has three seniors out of 14 players on varsity and junior varsity.
Five out of the Warriors’ top six, however, are varsity returners, though none have any district or state experience.
“We’re young and inexperienced,” Edmonds-Woodway coach Tom Davis said.
Edmonds-Woodway is led by senior Kenny McCray, a four-year letterwinner, and senior Casey Tucker, a two-year letterwinner.
Freshman Davis Halle made varsity and is a player to watch in the future.
Juniors James Yeo, Jared Price and Nick Reilly round out the lineup.
Mountlake Terrace brings back a solid core of four players led by Jordan Wall, Jonathan Cheever, Robbie Vanisko and Bobby Shoemaker.
“If we can get some consistent play from our five and six we have a pretty good shot with the Jacksons, Kamiaks and Shorecrests of the Wesco South,” Mountlake Terrace coach Ryan Nelson said. “I have six committed kids. They like to play. They enjoy it. Their attitude is correct for getting better.”