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Woodland’s Udy Day 1 leader at Class 2A District 4 girls golf

Woodland senior Faith Udy is the first-day leader at the Class 2A District 4 girls golf championships after shooting an 8-over-par 80 on Monday at Tumwater Valley Golf Club.

The Beavers, along with fellow Greater St. Helens League member Hockinson, advanced all six golfers to Tuesday’s final round.

Udy has a four-shot lead over Hockinson’s Shelby La Tourrette (84). W.F. West’s Carly Noble and Hockinson’s Cara Christensen both shot an 88. Tumwater’s Laurel Fimbel had South Sound’s lowest score of the day (89). She is in the final foursome to tee off at 11:22 a.m.

Tumwater, the team champion at last week’s 2A Evergreen Conference championships, advanced three golfers to Tuesday’s final round. Fimbel, Anna Bednarik (99), and McKenzie Campbell (107).

First-year Tumwater coach Todd Caffey was pleased with half his players moving on to the final day.

“It was awesome,” he said. “We easily could’ve had six go (on to Tuesday).”

Black Hills has two golfers moving onto Tuesday, too: freshmen Elle Hirotaka (100) and Emma Darling.

The cut was 112; the top 19 golfers after Tuesday advance to the Class 2A state tournament May 27-28 at MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake near Spokane.

Shelton’s Tim Nail earned a spot at the Class 3A boys golf state tournament at Kennewick’s Canyon Lakes Golf Course, finishing seventh at a one-day state qualifier at Gold Mountain in Bremerton.

Nail shot an 85, including a 40 on the back nine. The top nine golfers from the qualifier move on to state. Teammate Jamin Perry (88), as well as North Thurston’s Beau Grantham (89) are alternates. On the girls side, Shelton’s Kristen Immel (104) is an alternate.

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