TUMWATER, Wash. — DeSales, Walla Walla Valley Academy and Pomeroy all had golfers here for the first round of state play at Tumwater Valley on Tuesday.

The first round ended with Shea Kimball, one of three DeSales boys in action here, as his team’s sole survivor.

Kimball shot an 88 that was only one stroke ahead of the cut, and placed him 19th out of 40 in 2B-1B action. 

Blake Kukula, of Ilwaco, paced the individual leaderboard with a 73 that was two strokes up on Crosspoint teammates Ethan Heydel and Alex Weirth tied for second place.

Only 22 boys qualified for second-round play starting this morning at 7:30 a.m. 

Dawson Neely, of DeSales, missed the cut by one stroke as he shot a 90 that placed 23rd on Tuesday.

DeSales also had Jake Wylie finish his season in 28th place with a 93. 

Meanwhile, the first round of the girls tournament here ended with three survivors from Pomeroy.

Deana Caruso shot an 82 for Pomeroy that placed eighth out of 80, teammate Chase Caruso finished four strokes back in 14th place, and the Pirates also had Karrie Gould in 33rd place and three ahead of the cut with her 93.

The girls tournament combined 1A, 2B and 1B players, making its field twice as big as the boys.

Ten girls tied for the last available spot in the second round, while Olivia Meyers missed joining her Pomeroy teammates by one stroke as she finished the season with a 97 that ranked 48th.

Anna Dinsmore, of Pomeroy, and Macyn Scherger, of WWVA, wrapped up their respective seasons tied for 73rd with 109s.

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