Sasquatch, Maine Win for Second Straight Week
The Community College of Spokane continued their winning ways by defeating second place Walla Walla Community College by 22 shots. Spokane held a 12 shot lead after the first day of competition by posting a 3-over par team score of 283. Spokane extended its lead by 10 shots while shooting a 298 on the second day of play in extremely windy conditions.
The first round of the tournament was played at The Golf Club at Redmond Ridge, a tricky layout and fairly long for a par 70 golf course. "I was very happy with our scores as a team, considering the difficulty of the golf course and the wet conditions. A couple of our guys had it to 2-4 under par at points in their rounds and although they faced some adversity on the finishing holes, we posted a great team score," commented head coach, Scott Kramer. The second round of play was held at Glendale Country Club, a pristine par 72 golf course that features narrow fairways and well placed bunkers. The players had to deal with chilly, extremely windy conditions that saw wind gusts of up to 30 mph.
Dylan Maine led the Sasquatch for the second straight week with rounds of 69-76 - 145, earning himself a 1 shot victory to earn individual medalist honors. Grahm Schmaltz finished in a tie for second place with rounds of 76-70 - 176. His round of 2-under par, 70 was extremely impressive considering the difficult playing conditions and the fact the scores were a little higher across the board. Kramer said, "Dylan and Grahm had outstanding tournaments in leading the team. Grahm has been incontention each week, along with Andrew and Dylan has stepped up and really found a way to win. It is impressive to watch those three sophomores perform." Sophomore standout Andrew Roller (71-77 - 148) and freshman Ben Vandenberg (70-78 - 148) tied for 9th respectively.
Brandon Koehler (73-77 - 150) and Connor Claeys (86-75 - 161) provided some nice depth for the Sasquatch, while freshman Kurt Simmons (71-80 - 151) had a great first round and a solid tournament playing as an individual.
Next up for the Sasquatch is the Bigfoot Invitational on May 6-7.