Strong start for SCAC duo

May 22, 2012 by  

Wanderscheid, Iacolucci in lead at 1A state golf||

YAKIMA, Wash. — Rylee Iacolucci and Bree Wanderscheid shot the identical score Tuesday and, not surprisingly, they find themselves in exactly the same spot on their respective leaderboards — in first place.

The two golfers came into the Class 1A state golf tournament as champ-ionship contenders and both lived up to the billing with strong rounds on The Home Course’s challenging layout.

Both fired rounds of 2-over 74, with Iacolucci taking a one-shot lead into today’s final round on the course in Dupont, while Wanderscheid’s 74 left her tied for first with Elma’s Alexis Keating.

Iacolucci, a senior at Cle Elum, may have the lead, but he’s by no means in the clear, with five golfers within three shots of the lead. Ilwaco’s Ross Kukula is second at 75, with Omak’s Ryder Lewis and Lynden Christian’s Willy Scholten tied at 76, and Orting’s Joe Harvie and Chewelah’s Dylan Long both at 77.

Iacolucci will play with Kukula and Lewis in today’s final pairing.

There will be more of a match-play feel on the girls side, with Wanderscheid and Keating six shots clear of the third-place golfer and Keating’s sister, Lauryn Keating. It’s another four shots back to the fourth-place golfer, Freeman’s Alyssa Maine.

Wanderscheid, Alexis Keating and Maine will be in the final group this morning.

That was the good news on an otherwise disappointing day for local golfers.

Also in 1A, five other girls were among the top 32 — Highland’s Haley Gredvig (20th), Goldendale’s Sawyer Ross (24th), Cle Elum’s Sarah Winebrenner (28th), and La Salle’s Claire Moorer (29th) and Grace Martin (32nd) — although only Wanderscheid and Gredvig made the cut for today’s final round. On the boys side, Goldendale’s Andrew Wall is 26th and La Salle’s Jack Sutton is 36th, with both making the cut.

In Class 2A, the best local showing came in the girls event, with Selah’s Taylor Jones 29th, and East Valley’s Allyson Ingraham 39th to make the cut. On the boys side, no local golfer made the cut, with East Valley’s Andrew Raab and Prosser’s Devin Bender the top performers Tuesday, finishing 44th and 46th, respectively.

In Class B, Riverside Christian’s Gage Neiffer is 20th in the boys, with teammates Derrick Phelps 25th and Matt Guchee 30th. The Crusaders’ Ashley Borello is 32nd in the girls event.


(Top 5, locals)

Class 4A

(Boys at Hangman Valley, girls at MeadowWood, Spokane)

Boys: 1, Kyle Cornett (Jackson) 74; 2, (tie) Aaron Clare (Curtis) 75, Spencer Weiss (Eastlake) 75; 4, (tie) Alistair Docherty (Union) 76, Brett Manke (Bellarmine Prep) 76, Jeff Marcum (Richland) 76, Brian Mogg (Skyline) 76, Li Wang (Eastlake) 76.

Girls: 1, (tie) Alivia Brown (Bellarmine Prep) 72, Sydney Kersten (Lewis & Clark) 72, Katie Lee (Central Kitsap) 72; 4, Jordan Ferreira (BP) 73; 5, Sierra Kersten (L&C) 74.

Class 3A

(Boys at Indian Canyon, girls at Esmeralda, Spokane)

Boys: 1, Chris Babcock (Shorewood) 69, David Fonua (O’Dea) 69; 3, Frank Garber (Juanita) 70; 4, Tyler Salsbury (Enumclaw) 72; 5, (tie) Daniel Cruzen (Southridge) 73, Eugene Wackerbarth (Seattle Prep) 73.

Girls: 1, (tie) Amanda Beyke (Decatur) 73, Rachel Lewis (Peninsula) 73, Sammie Pless (Holy Names) 73; 4, (tie) Kelsey Aiello (Hanford) 74, Savana Bezdicek (Mt. Spokane) 74.

Class 2A

(Boys at The Classic, Spanaway, girls at Lake Spanaway)

Boys: 1, Joe Barnes (Port Angeles) 75; 2, Tyler Carlson (Clarkston) 76; 3, (tie) Seth Nickerson (Tumwater) 77, Ryan Wallen (Blaine) 77; 5, (tie) Michael Baldec (Clarkston) 78, Brady Calkins (Chehalis) 78, Diego DeLaTorre (Hockinson) 78. Local results: 44, (tie) Andrew Raab (East Valley) 89; 46, (tie) Devin Bender (Prosser) 90; 68, (tie) Chad Cameron (EV) 95; 73, (tie) Scott Whitaker (Ellensburg) 97, Derek Wood (Selah) 97; 78, Joel Ford (Selah) 103; 79, Andrew Devine (EV) 112.

Girls: 1, Alena Groenhout (Interlake) 75; 2, Kendall Gray (Fife) 78; 3, (tie) Cherokee Kim (Steilacoom) 79, Oliva Lowe (North Thurston) 79; 5, Brooke Branigan (Bellingham) 80. Local results: 29, (tie) Taylor Jones (Selah) 97; 39, (tie) Allyson Ingraham (East Valley) 99; 42, (tie) Alex Riojas (Prosser) 100; 44, (tie) Michelle Baluca (Wapato) 101; 53, (tie) Briana Nelson (Selah) 104; 62, (tie) Cassy Burns (Selah) 108, Alexa Palomarez (EV) 108; 70, Katie Daniels (Selah) 113.

Class 1A

(At The Home Course, Dupont)

Boys: 1, Rylee Iacolucci (Cle Elum) 74; 2, Ross Kukula (Ilwaco) 75; 3, (tie) Ryder Lewis (Omak) 76, Willy Scholten (Lynden Christian) 76; 5, (tie) Joe Harvie (Orting) 77, Dylan Long (Chewelah) 77. Other local results: 26, (tie) Andrew Wall (Goldendale) 83; 36, (tie) Jack Sutton (La Salle) 85; 49, (tie) Mitch Anderson (Goldendale) 88, Nathan Nulliner (Naches Valley) 88, Beau Wangler (LS) 88; 56, (tie) Dawson Roeber (NV) 90; 62, (tie) Riley Ross (Goldendale) 93; 66, (tie) Joel Gerchak (Goldendale) 95, Hunter Vance (NV) 95; 69, (tie) Ryan Selzler (CE) 96; 74, Ty Lighty (LS) 100; 78, (tie) Brad Bartley (NV) 112, Conner Oliver (NV) 112.

Girls: 1, (tie) Bree Wanderscheid (Goldendale) 74, Alexis Keating (Elma) 74; 3, Lauryn Keating (Elma) 80; 4, Alyssa Maine (Freeman) 84; 5, Madisen Bentley (Life Christian) 87. Other local results: 20, (tie) Haley Gredvig (Highland) 102; 24, Sawyer Ross (Goldendale) 105; 29, (tie) Claire Moorer (La Salle) 111; 32, Grace Martin (LS) 112; 37, Tessa Edwards (Goldendale) 119; 38, Sammy Clifton (Cle Elum) 123.

Class B

(At Oakbrook GCC, Lakewood)

Boys: 1, Ryan Baumgart (DeSales) 73; 2, Jared Hoey (Liberty Christian) 79; 3, (tie) Josh Schireman (Rainier Christian) 81, Logan Woods (Three Rivers Christian) 81; 5, Steven Zipay (Crosspoint Academy) 82. Local results: 22, (tie) Gage Neiffer (Riverside Christian) 91; 25, (tie) Derrick Phelps (RC) 92; 30, Matt Guchee (RC) 93.

Girls: 1, Kira Powell (Odessa-Harrington) 85; 2, Emily Baumgart (DeSales) 86; 3, Michal Schuster (St. John-Endicott) 88; 4, Morgan Cadigan (Bear Creek) 98; 5, Anna Bakker (NW Christian) 99. Local result: 32, Ashley Borello (Riverside Christian) 122.


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