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Washington golfers finish third

May 05, 2014
Photo by: Allyus Fritz Washington’s Ryan Waite eyes the hole during the playoff he won to place third at the Fairfield Invitational on Saturday, May 3. Waite finished with a 76 in 18 holes.

The Washington High School boys’ and girls’ golf teams both participated in eight-team tournaments on Saturday, May 3. Both teams also placed third in their fields, the boys at Fairfield and the girls at Donnellson.
The Demon boys placed third in their field with an 18-hole score of 334. That score is the Washington boys’ best 18-hole score of the season thus far and was better than three of the four Southeast Conference opponents which the boys faced.
“This meet was a great step in the right direction for our team heading into the final stages of our season. We hope to keep improving and be successful at our conference meet next week,” Washington boys’ head coach Mark Berhow said.
Ryan Waite led the way for the Demon boys with his 76. Waite then proceeded to win a playoff on the first hole and claim the honor of second runner-up in the meet.
Derek Anding and Tanner Coleman both shot an 84. Mason Rich carded a 90. Blake Weidman and Austin Hazelett both came into the clubhouse at 97.
The Demon boys will travel to Ames, the site of the state meet, tomorrow to compete against top teams in Class 3A from across the state.
The Washington girls’ top four carded an 18-hole total of 371 at Fairfield, falling short of Burlington in second place by just one stroke and to top finisher Mt. Pleasant by 12 strokes.
Megan Buitendorp and Deanna Peiffer led the way for Washington, as they both came in to the clubhouse at 90. Buitendorp’s 42 on the back nine was the lowest nine-hole score of the meet for the Demons.
Sarah Waite was just a stroke off Buitendorp and Peiffman’s pace at 91. Brenna Burlingame shot a 100 to complete the qualifying rounds.
Maddie Hora finished at 102 and Brenna Weidman had a 112.
“A 187 and 183 are better nine-hole scores than we’ve put together yet this season. It’s light years ahead of where we’ve been in the past at this point. The girls played a really good tournament and they are proud of themselves, as they should be. I’m excited about their potential,” Washington head coach Leonard Kull said.
The Demon girls play again this afternoon at Burlington, looking to try to best the Greyhounds this time.

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