CLE ELUM, Wash. — Calin Hanson shot a 105 for College Place and became the first golfer in Hawk history to qualify for state as he placed 13th on the individual leaderboard in the SCAC District Tournament here at Suncadia on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Walla Walla Valley Academy and Pomeroy both had girls qualify for state in a district tournament played here alongside the boys.

Deana Caruso shot an 83 to top the 28 girls in their tournament, four strokes ahead of La Salle’s Rachel Ball in second place.

Three more Pomeroy girls including Olivia Meyers, Karrie Gould and Chase Caruso took the rest of the top five.

With the top 13 girls qualifying for state, WWVA had Macyn Scherger get in as she shot a 109 to place 10th.

Pomeroy squeezed in one more girl, Anna Dinsmore placing 12th one stroke ahead of the cutline.

State will take the Scherger and the Pomeroy girls to Turnwater Valley Golf Course, May 21-22.

The top 14 boys all advanced, and Hanson turned in a 54-55 that was four strokes ahead of their cutline.

State will take Hanson to Olympia Country & Golf Club on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Jordan Huenergardt almost joined Hanson in making College Place history, but missed the cut by one stroke with a 58-52—110 that placed 16th.

College Place also had Garrett Green finishing his season three strokes back, turning in a 57-56—113. 

Conner Belton, of Zillah, bested the 24-boy tournament with a 78.

Meanwhile, Pomeroy dominated girls play.

Deana Caruso topped the leaderboard with a 42-41 that ended up 10 strokes ahead of teammate Meyers, who shot a 42-51—93 for third place.

Meyers, Gould and Chase Caruso completed the course on the heels of each other.

Gould was only one back of Meyers, turning in a 45-49—94 to finish fourth, and a Chase Caruso followed one stroke later in fifth place with a 47-48—95. 

Scherger shot a 57-52 to qualify for WWVA, and Dinsmore joined her Pomeroy teammates with a 58-53—111.

Pomeroy also had Kenzie Watko finish her season here, as she shot a 61-57—118 that placed 16th.

Likewise, Lexi Shumate and Maeve Thompson wrapped up their seasons for College Place in the girls tournament here.

Shumate shot a 59-65—124 that placed 22nd, and Thompson followed two spots later with a 72-65—137.

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