Prep Golf State Championship Roundup: Montesano’s Blancas second, Elma’s Moore fourth in state

Elma Eagles girls gol team places third overall in state

A pair of East County top prep golfers earned all-state honors as we review the final day of the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Golf State Championships on Wednesday.


Blancas second, Moore fourth in state

Montesano senior Hailey Blancas and Elma sophomore Olivia Moore each earned an all-state placement after the final day of the 1A State Girls Golf Championship on Wednesday at the Riverside Golf Course in Chehalis.

Blancas entered the second and final round tied with Overlake freshman Kendria Wang with a score of 77.

Wang shaved six strokes off her first-round score for a 1-under par 71 while Blancas shot a plus-7 score of 79 to finish eight shots back of Wang with a total of 156, completing her stellar prep career with a second-place state finish.

In her last three trips to the state tournament, the Bulldogs senior has two second-place finishes as well as a state championship last season.

Moore was tied for fifth after the first day but shaved three strokes off her first-round score to finish with a second-round score of 79 – 161 total – on on Wednesday, moving her into fourth place overall.

In her two trips to the state tournament, the Eagles sophomore has a second and fourth-place finish, earning all-state honors in both seasons.

Elma junior Sophia Hamilton shot a 97 in her second round to finish with a score of 193.

Moore and Hamilton combined to score 19 points for the Eagles, placing Elma third in the state as a team behind Overlake (53 points) and Forest Ridge (32).

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Aberdeen girls place sixth in state

The Aberdeen Bobcats girls golf team placed sixth in the state at the conclusion of the 2A State Girls Golf Championship on Wednesday at the MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake.

Aberdeen was led by senior Saylor Heikkila, who placed 19th overall after shooting a 90 on Day 2, giving her a score of 178 overall.

Bobcats senior Britt Rajcich placed tied for 24th with a score of 184, shooting an even 100 in the final 18-hole round.

Senior Kaitlyn McCracken rounded out Aberdeen’s team score, posting a round of 104 on Wednesday for a two-day total of 201 to place 38th.

Aberdeen finished with 39.5 points.

White River won the team state title with a score of 109.5 followed by West Valley (Spokane) with 84 points and W.F. West with 81.5.

West Valley sophomore Melia Cerenzia won the state title with a score of 146 (74-72).

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