Tuesday, April 26, 2011/lk
WENATCHEE - Senior Renae Visser, the lone member of the Sunnyside High School girls golf team, turned in the second lowest round at yesterday's CBBN 3A league match, staged at Wenatchee's Highlander Golf Course.
Holes two and three are under construction at the course and are currently unplayable, which temporarily makes the track a par-65 affair.
Visser skated around the Wenatchee course with a 15-over-par 80. Only Hanford's Taylor Kane-Godoy bested her. The Lady Falcon carded a 10-over-par 75.
Sunnyside Coach Gary Rohde said the highlight for Visser on Monday afternoon came on the par-3, ninth hole.
"It's a treacherous hole that plays about 130 yards," said Rohde. "But you have to carry a ravine with your tee shot.
"It's a two-tier green...hardly any of the shots were making it to the upper tier. There were very few pars on that hole yesterday.
"Renae flew her tee shot to the bottom tier," he said, explaining she rolled her birdie putt up the slope for a fairly easy tap-in for par.
In the 3A individual standings to determine which golfers will advance to the playoffs, Visser, already a two-time State tourney veteran, is currently ranked sixth in the CBBN. Rohde said the top 33 or 36 golfers will move on to the postseason.
On the boys side for Sunnyside, Nathan Espinoza and Chan Luther are on track to qualify for the playoffs. Espinoza is currently ranked 19th in the CBBN, and Luther is 30th.
Yesterday at Highlander, Espinoza turned in the lowest of the Sunnyside rounds. He shot a 74 with front and back nine scores of 34-40.
Luther was two shots back of his teammate with a 76 (34-42).
Rounding out the Grizzly team score for the boys yesterday were Ryan Hernandez with an 89 (43-46) and Nathan Meyer with a 90 (40-50).
Also competing for Sunnyside at the 3A league match were Greg Spini with a 93 (39-54) and James Voorhies with a 96 (45-51).
Team-wise on Monday, Sunnyside brought up the rear at the eight-school match with an aggregate score of 329.
Southridge, behind medalist Nick Mandell's 2-under-par 63, won top team honors with a 268.