Category Archives: Golf

Bainbridge welcomes familiar face as golf coach

The Bainbridge Spartans hired Austin Hurt, a Spartan alumnus, as their new golf coach. Hurt takes over for Joe Lanza, another Bainbridge grad.

Hurt, an island native, graduated in 2006 and played varsity all four years. Hurt won the Class 3A state title for the 2004-05 season and played collegiately at Washington State University. He graduated in 2010 and is an assistant golf pro at Wing Point Gold and Country Club.

Hurt also won the Washington State Men’s Amateur in 2009 by setting a course record 65 at the Palouse Ridge Golf Club in Pullman

Bainbridge’s Warkentin, CK’s Kwon in hunt at state golf

Bainbridge’s Sam Warkentin, the defending Class 3A state champ, shot a 69 in the first round of the state golf tournament and has a shot lead heading into the final day.

Central Kitsap freshman Brittany Kwon shot a 77 and is tied for third, a shot back of the leader at the Class 3A girls tournament.

You can find complete results here.

Bainbridge wins individual, team golf state titles

Bainbridge’s golf team swept state titles Thursday at the Class 3A tournament at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick.

Warkentin, a junior who is committed to UW, shot rounds of 69 and 70 for a two-day score of 139. Spencer Tibbits of Fort Vancouver was three shots back at 142.

Two other Bainbridge golfers finished in the top 30. Colin Campbell (160) and Hudson Hausmann (160) both tied for 27th.

Bainbridge’s team scored 70 points to take first, nine points ahead of Interlake.

Click here for Thursday’s final results.

Bainbridge’s Warkentin co-leader at state golf

Bainbridge’s Sam Warkentin shot a 69 and is the co-leader after the first day of the Class 3A state golf tournament. Central Kitsap’s Aubrey McKenzie made the cut after shooting a 75 and is tied for ninth.
In the 1A boys, Klahowya’s Andrew Nelson, tied for seventh, and Aaron Holliday, tied for ninth, are in the mix.
You can see complete results here.

All-Olympic League golf team appears

Boys MVP- Jack Shea (SQHS)
1st team All-league- Aaron Holliday (KSS), Mason Jackson (PAHS), Travis Priest (SQHS), Alex Atwell (PAHS), Zack Glover (PTHS), CJ Lagat (OHS)

Girls MVP- Alex McMenamin (SQHS)
1st team All-league- Ellie Wolfe (OHS), McKenna Kendall (KSS), Sarah Shea (SQHS), Brianna Kettel (SQHS), Tucker Alexander (BHS), Kindra Smith (KHS)

Boy’s Coach of the Year- Mark Mitrovich (PAHS) and Mitch Black (CHS)
Girl’s Coach of the Year- Ivaly Alexander (BHS) and Gary Kettel (SQHS)

Team Sportsmanship (boys)-Port Angeles
Team Sportsmanship (girls)- Sequim

Reclassification cycle changing to four years instead of two

The Washington Interscholastic Activities Association’s Representative Assembly passed nine amendments, including a significant change to the current two-year reclassification cycle.

The classification cycle amendment (Rule 4.1.0) is changing from every two years to every four years according to a press release from the WIAA on Friday. A school can appeal its classification after two years. A school can appeal due to significant decrease in enrollment, declining enrollment, an opening of a new school or unforeseen circumstances.

The current cycle is completing its first year this spring. The next reclassification cycle would be for the 2016-17 school year. That’s when the four-year cycle would begin.

The other three amendments that passed that deal strictly with high school sports were Rule 17.5.8D which now allows an athlete who is invited to participate in a national championship event the opportunity to be coached by their high school coach.

Rule 18.23.3 allows a high school student, who is not represented by a high school, to compete against a college team and maintain their amateur status. Rule 65.3.3 also gives 1B schools the choice for varsity volleyball matches to chose the number of games they play, best two-of-three, three-of-five and five-of five.

For a list of all amendments, you can click here. You can also find a podcast of the RA meeting here.


Olympic League golf names MVPs

Aaron Holliday of Klahowya and Alex McMenimin of Sequim were named the boys and girls Olympic League golf MVPs on Thursday.

Holliday finished with an average of 38.2 while McMenimin averaged 41. The league tournament begins Tuesday at Dungeness in Sequim.

Olympic All-League


League champion—Klahowya 8-0

MVP—Aaron Holliday (Kla)

All-league—Alex Atwell (PA), Jack Shea (Seq), Matt Phillips (Kla), Andrew Nelson (Kla), CJ Lagat (Oly), Josh Frederickson (NM).


League champion—Kingston 8-0

MVP—Alex McMenamin (Seq)

All-league—Dana Fox (PA), Aimee Zehrung (King), Dani Fox (King), McKenna Kendall (Kla), Brianna Kettel (Seq), Kaylin Oster (NK).

CK’s Lee in second at state golf tourney

Central Kitsap’s Katie Lee is in second place after the first day of the Class 4A state golf tournament. Lee shot a 76 and is three strokes back of Bellarmine’s Alivia Brown.
Bainbridge’s Sam Warkentin is tied for third after shooting a 72 and is two strokes back in the 3A boys.
Klahowya’s Sally Fletcher is in ninth place in the 2A girls, but she’s 11 strokes behind.
Top 40 plus ties make the cut and play on Wednesday, the final day.
You can find complete results here.

High school state golf tournament venues

Here are a list of the courses that’ll be hosting next week’s state golf tournaments. Teams play practice rounds on Monday and play 36 holes on Tuesday/Wednesday. I’m working on a feature on Central Kitsap sophomore Aubrey MacKenzie — the Narrows League champion — that will publish early next week.

Class 4A
Where: Camas Meadows Golf Club, Camas
Where: Club Green Meadows, Vancouver

Class 3A
Where: Tri-Mountain Golf Course, Ridgefield
Where: Lewis River Golf Course, Woodland

Class 2A
Where: Chambers Bay, University Place
The Classic Golf Club, Spanaway

Class 1A
Where: Lake Spanaway Golf Course, Spanaway
Where: Lake Spanaway Golf Course, Spanaway

Class 1B/2B
Where: Oakbrook Golf Course, Lakewood
Where: Lake Spanaway Golf Course, Spanaway