State golf preview: Golf courses run through Martinson's veins

May 21, 2013 

State golf preview: Golf courses run through Shelton golfer Alec Martinson's veins

State golf championships
South Sound qualifiers

Class 4A, at Camas Meadows, Camas
Olympia: Brendan McCauley, Connor McCauley, Nolan Backman
Class 3A, at Tri-Mountain, Ridgefield
Shelton: Marcus Browning, Mitchell DeAndre, Grant Cation, Alec Martinson, Zack Lund

Class 2A, at Chambers Bay, University Place
Black Hills: Jake Shier
Capital: Joel Christopher
Centralia: Tucker Voetberg
Tumwater: Luke Hare
W.F. West: Jacob Botten, Brady Calkins, Jared Rasmussen

Class 1A, at Lake Spanaway Golf Course, Spanaway
Elma: Zach Wroughton
Rochester: Deric Hawes

Class 4A, Club Green Meadows, Vancouver
Olympia: Melanie Pedigo

Class 3A, Lewis River Golf Course, Woodland
North Thurston: Audrey Marlatt
Timberline: Mikayla Blumer, Michaela Smith
Shelton: Kerry Johnson, Rilee Villanueva

Class 2A, at The Classic, Spanaway
Capital: Alison Kweciak, Mica Livingston, Hollianne Wieland, Kelsey Wilder, Naomi Yamamoto
Centralia: Bailey Peters
Tumwater: Kayla Monroe
W. F. West: Hannah Cooley

Class 1A, at Lake Spanaway Golf Course, Spanaway
Elma: Lauryn Keating

Class 2B, at Oakbrook Country and Golf Club, Lakewood
Northwest Christian: Christy Jung, Mackenzie Reeves

Capital, Shelton send 5: Two South Sound schools will each send five golfers to state – Shelton boys and Capital girls – which won the 3A Narrows League and 2A District IV team titles, respectively. Shelton senior Alec Martinson shot back-to-back 77s to win medialist honor at the 3A Narrows League championship last week. Capital, meanwhile, had four of its golfers place in the Top 10 at last week’s district meet at The Home Course, paced by Noami Yamamoto’s 179.

Two-fer tries for Calkins, Hare: W.F. West senior Brady Calkins and Tumwater junior Luke Hare not only will be trying for a state golf title this week, but each also are members of their schools’ state semifinal-bound baseball teams. Calkins, the 2A Evergreen Conference’s MVP in baseball and was the District IV champion in golf last fall, winning by five shots with a two-day total of 139. Hare, also an all-league infielder, was 12th (157).

Can Keating top Goldendale’s Wandersheid?: Elma is the defending Class 1A girls golf team champion and returns half of its state team from 2012: now-sophomore Lauryn Keating, who, along with her sister, Alexis, led the Eagles to the program’s first state title a year ago. It’s Lauryn Keating’s turn to take the reins, and could challenge Goldendale junior Bree Wandersheid for the individual title at Lake Spanaway Golf Course. Wandersheid is the defending state champion after shooting a 146 last spring. Keating was third (156).