Walla Walla Community College

Warrior golfers finish 8th at Highline Showdown

KENT, Wash. — Walla Walla Community College finished eighth, both in men’s and women’s team scorings, at the Highline Showdown here at Riverbend Golf Complex on Monday.


A day after the WWCC women had together shot a 267 that placed seventh in the first round, the WWCC women ended up with a 543 that was two strokes behind host Highline College.


Southwest Oregon totalled a 479 that took first place among women’s teams, teammates Avery Gill and Katie Bogert each turning in an overal 158 to tie with Breanna Watts of Columbia Basin atop the individual leaderboard.


Alex Bangs finished 21st with a 176 to lead WWCC, after she had cut two strokes for a 15-over par 87 on the second day.


Jade Higley and Wa-Hi alumn Brooke Kramer saw their second-round scores for WWCC go up.


Higley shot a 93 on Tuesday, ending up with a 180.


Kramer birdied the par-3 eighth hole on her way to a second-round 96, and she finished with a 187.


Meanwhile, the WWCC men remained eighth despite cutting two strokes off their team score for a second-round 332.


Spokane bested teams at 588 as Will Alexander topped the individual leaderboard thanks to a four-stroke cut Monday.


Alexander turned in a 3-under 69 that resulted in an overall 142, two up on Scott Rohlinger of Bellevue.


Marcus Egusquiza finished as with the best score by WWCC men, placing 20th overall on a 155.


However, WWCC also had Seth Samuels and Wa-Hi graduate Patrick McKibben each birdie a pair of holes on their way to lower second-round scores.


Samuels finished 37th on the leaderboard after cutting three strokes for an 82 on Monday.


McKibben dropped seventh strokes to 81, ending up 40th.


WWCC also had Dakota Wild finish the tournament with an 86-89 as he ended up edging Jake Rasmussen, of Skagit Valley, by two.

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