Washington boys golf team wins by one stroke
“Every stroke counts is something the Washington boys talk a lot about and focus on in practice,” says coach Mark Berhow. That was the case Thursday, April 6, when the boys were able to pull off a win over Mt. Pleasant by that one stroke.
The way the team won wasn’t easy. The four lowest scores were added together for both teams in which Washington and Mt. Pleasant were both tied at 167.
The rules state that the fifth player’s score is added. Since the fifth player from both teams had a 45, it came down to the sixth golfer.
“Our sixth score (45) was one stroke better than Mt. Pleasant’s,” Berhow said. “We won by one stroke. This was a great example of our guys not having their best score, but persevering to the end of the round.
“The conditions were challenging and created some tougher shots. This was a very good opportunity for our guys to learn what they need to work on in practice. We will be concentrating on putting and shots around the green."
Meet medalist honors went to Dalton Myers from Washington, who had a 38. Jacob Van Osdol had a 41, Brock Sobaski had a 43 while Tanner Coleman, Mason Rich and Noah Enfield each had a 45.
The Washington JV team also won over Mt. Pleasant, 197-217. Brady Knutson, from Washington, had the lowest score of the two teams with a 46. Mitchell Driscoll shot a 48, Ben Loy had a 51, Caleb Tanner had a 52, Sam Hall had a 53, and Luke Reuscher had a 56.
The varsity boys are joined by the girls Tuesday, April 11, as they face off against Mid-Prairie and Columbus at home starting at 4 p.m.