The Eagles of Grace Academy have been competing with a young golf team in its recent matches.
Grace’s golfers traveled across the street the past two weeks to Cedarcrest Golf Course to compete against Friday Harbor on March 1 and La Conner March 8.
“They’re playing against the course and they’re playing against themselves,” coach Elizabeth Gallaghan said. She is an alumnus of Grace Academy and has been coaching the team for the past three years.
Against Friday Harbor, Nolan Hegnes shot 54, John Fehme shot 67, William Maas shot 68 and Colton Leigh shot 69.
One week later, Zach Brown shot 54, Nolan Hegnes shot 60, William Maas shot 61, John Fehme shot 64 and Colton Leigh shot 70.
Grace Academy is fielding a team that includes three seniors and seven underclassmen. Four golfers have been playing for two weeks. “Most are pretty new,” Callaghan said. She added there’s a lot of good camaraderie on the team.
The team started practicing Feb. 22 to prepare for their first match. Golfers have to prepare to play in all conditions in the Pacific Northwest with Callaghan noting the windy conditions during a recent practice.
The Eagles have eight matches scheduled for the shortened season wrapping up April 1 at Lummi Nation.
Grace Academy will head to Friday Harbor on March 18 to compete against the Wolverines.