Local Roundup: Grays Harbor College men’s golf team competes against NCAA schools at Redhawk Invitational

Also: Elma ends eastern Washington road trip with low-scoring loss to Toppenish

The Grays Harbor College men’s golf team completed against top NCAA schools while Elma’s baseball team wrapped up its eastern Washington road trip as we review Tuesday’s local sports on the Harbor.


Chokers compete in large NCAA DI meet

The Grays Harbor College men’s golf team got to compete against several NCAA power-five conference schools at the Seattle University Redhawk Invitational on Monday and Tuesday at the Chambers Bay Golf Course in University Place.

As the only junior college team at the event, the Chokers competed against 19 NCAA Division I schools, including teams from as far as Connecticut, Virginia, Texas and New Jersey.

Rasmus Tamker led GHC with a three-round score of 227 (78-76-73) to finish 14-over par to place in a five-way tie for 81st in the field that featured over 100 golfers.

Cole Wasson (84-76-80) shot 27-over par to place in a tie for 102nd with Victoria BC’s Myles Johnson with cousin Brett Wasson placing 105th for Grays Harbor with a final score of 250 (81-88-81).

“GHC golf had a fabulous experience playing in the D1 Seattle U. Redhawk Invitational,” GHC head coach Ann Swanson said. “Team represented GHC well for their very first D1 event on a very difficult course. … We thank Seattle University head coach Marc Chandonnet for this great opportunity.”

Led by event winner Jackson Lee’s 11-under 202 (65-68-69), Oregon State won the team title with a total of 827, 25-under par and 19 strokes better than second-place University of Idaho (846, -6).

Host Seattle University placed third with a team total of 286 (-4).

Grays Harbor College hosts an NWAC conference match on April 22-23 at The Home Course in DuPont.


Toppenish 1, Elma 0

Elma concluded its Spring Break eastern Washington road trip with a 1-0 loss to Toppenish on Tuesday at Toppenish High School.

The Eagles (7-4 overall) and Wildcats (4-5) were locked in a scoreless tie through six innings as Elma starting pitcher Carter Studer and Toppenish starter Adam Garcia and reliever Jose Godina brought their A-games to the bump.

In the bottom of the seventh inning, Garcia singled to lead off the inning followed by a walk to Julian Saiz.

Godina advanced the potential winning run to third base with a sacrifice bunt with one out.

Studer struck out Eduardo Padilla to get to within an out of escaping the inning, but Fernando Ramirez lined Studer’s 0-2 pitch to right field, chasing home Saiz with the game-winning run.

Studer took the loss, allowing one earned run on four hits with two walks and 12 strikeouts in 6 2-3 innings pitched.

Ethan Camus went 2-for-3 with a stolen base for an Eagles team that had five hits in the game.

Godina earned the win, allowing three hits and three walks with a strikeout in two innings of relief for Garcia (5 IP, 0R, 2H, 6K, 2BB).

Elma hosts Hoquiam in a 1A Evergreen League game set for 4 p.m. on Tuesday.

Elma 000 000 0 – 0 5 0

Toppenish 000 000 1 – 1 4 0

WP: Godina (2 IP, 0R, 3H, K, 3BB). LP: Studer (6.2 IP, R, ER, 4H, 12K, 2BB).

Leading hitters: Elma – Camus (2-3, SB); Wright (1-2, 2BB, SB); Studer (1-3, SB); Gustafson (1-3). Toppenish – Garcia (2-3); Ramirez (1-3, RBI); Godina (1-3); Saiz (0-1, R, 2BB).