Prep golf at a glance

Apr 05, 2018

Edmonds-Woodway boys

Coach: Drew Prichard, eighth season.

Top players: Cooper Harvey, Joshua Nelson, Marco Cooper, Silas Puetz, Soren Smith, Gabe Cano. Harvey, Nelson and Cooper all qualified for the district tournament with Harvey advancing to the second day. Smith and Cano are moving up from the junior varsity team.

Outlook: “We should be competitive in Wesco South 3A,” Prichard said. “As cliché as it sounds, the goal is to take one round at a time. Players are asked to focus on one or two areas of their game each round. The belief is if they do, their entire game will progress tremendously throughout the season.”

King’s boys

Coach: Nelson Knight, eighth season

Top players: Grayson Giboney, Alex Lundberg, Adam Payne, Tyler Kim, Matthew Butson, Christopher Owen. Giboney and Lundberg both advanced to last year’s state tournament.

Outlook: Giboney and Lundberg are expected to contend for top individual honors at the 1A State Golf championships. “King’s boys golf should be competing for the Cascade Conference championship this season and is set up to have several talented student athletes advance to the State 1A championship to compete for both the team and individual titles,” Knight said. “The season outlook is full of potential and excitement.”

Meadowdale boys

Coach: Josh Knowles, 13th season

Top players: Mason Harvey, Matt Cooper. Evan Olson

Outlook: The Mavericks looking to win their sixth straight league title and advance their three seniors to the state tournament.

Edmonds-Woodway girls

Coach: Matt Caldwell

Top players: Frances Monahan, Brianna Schalk, Esther Jones, Jordan Easter, Racheal Putz. Monahan finished in a tie for 30th place at the 3A state tournament, while Schalk competed in the first round.

Outlook: The Warriors are off to a solid start with victories over Shorewood and Shorecrest. Edmonds-Woodway only has seven players out this season but the team should be a strong contender with state returners Monahan and Schalk.

King’s girls

Coach: Simonette Sancho, seventh season

Top players: Emily Burdett, Ava Mason, Delaney Peterson, Rachel Cameron. As a freshman Mason won the Cascade Conference title and advanced to the state tournament.

Outlook: “The team is again small this year and young,” Sancho said. “There are several players who have exceled in other activities and causes this school year. There are two girls on the team who won state championships in another sport this season, volleyball and soccer, and three other girls who are competing at DECA Internationals next month. They have a winning heart, and are taking the same level of ambition and challenge in those other areas and putting the same hard work into golf.”

Meadowdale girls

Coach: Mary Sue Reitz, first season

Top players: Hannah Petterson, Moriah Frisby, Grace Bacik, Sydney Miller, Eliza Maloney, Lacey Tingstad, Nicole Brunette. Frisby and Petterson advanced to districts and Petterson was the first runner-up for state.

Outlook: “This is a building year for our team,” Reitz said. “We have very strong leaders and great athletes. This team works very hard and their scores are dropping as a result. I expect to bring at least one, hopefully two players to state this year and we will continue to work hard hoping that everyone can qualify for district.”

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