KENT, Wash. — With three players among the top seven in a field of 47 men here Sunday, Spokane forged a seven-shot lead in the Highline Showdown golf tournament at the Championship-Riverbend Golf Complex.
Chance Moseley was the Sasquatch’s top shooter with an even-par 72 on the 6,663-yard course, which left him just one shot out of the lead individually.
Scott Rohlinger of Bellevue carved out a 1-under-par 71 and was one up on Moseley and two ahead of a five-player logjam at 1-over-par 73 heading into today’s final round.
Among those at 73 were Zach Stocker and Will Alexander of Spokane, who helped the Sasquatch to a 292 team tally for their top four players.
North Idaho began play today seven shots back after posting a first-round 305 team score.
The Cardinals were two shots in front of Skagit Valley and Bellevue, who were tied for third place at 307. Grays Harbor totaled 309, Southwest Oregon 310, Olympic 321 and Walla Walla was last in the field of eight schools at 334.
Grays Harbor’s Ryan Feyer, Skagit Valley’s Jonnny Larson and Southwest Oregon’s Casey Spencer also shot 73 Sunday and entered play today just two shots of the pace.
Three more players were tied at 74 and four were at 75, a group that included Walla Walla’s Marcus Egusquiza.
Egusquiza was a full 10 shots ahead of teammate Seth Samuels, who carded an 85 and was tied for 41st place.
Dakota Wild shot 86 for WWCC and was tied for 43rd, and Patrick McKibben turned in an 88 and was tied for 45th.
The Warrior women’s team was in slightly better shape after shooting 267 for its top three players Sunday. Walla Walla was seventh in a field of 10 teams, 38 strokes behind Southwest Oregon, which topped the field and was four shots in front of Columbia Basin as play began this morning.
Spokane was third at 247, followed by Bellevue 251, Skagit Valley 255, North Idaho 257 and Walla Walla 267. Highline at 275, Centralia at 306 and Grays Harbor at 308 round out the field.
Breanna Watts of CBC shot 4-over-par 76 on a course playing at 5,514 yards and was the individual leader with 18 holes to play.
Watts was one shot ahead of Avery Gill of Southwest Oregon and four in front of third-place Avery Hansen, also representing the Lakers.
A third Southwest Oregon player, Katie Bogert, was in a four-player knot for fourth place at 81. That group also included Emma Torres and Shelby Burns, both of Spokane, and Emily Ngonevolalath of Bellevue.
Jade Higley led WWCC’s effort with an 87 that was good for a share of 19th place. Alex Bangs of the Warriors shot 89 and was tied for 24th. And Brooke Cramer, often WWCC’s top scorer this spring, shot 91 and was 28th in a field of 45 women.