The Marysville Getchell boys golf team hosted six teams at Cedarcrest Golf Course, including the local Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks and Arlington Eagles on March 26.
Out of the three local teams the Eagles finished the highest as they placed fourth overall out of seven schools, with a team score of 171. The Tomahawks placed fifth while narrowly losing to Arlington by one stroke, finishing with a score of 172. Unfortunately, the Chargers came in last as they shot a 211 as a team.
“The team is working hard every day, they don’t get too down on themselves and they are just trying to get better. Everyone is at different points in their development so you need to coach everyone a little differently depending on where they are at. Overall, we just need to get better on the green because we are definitely losing strokes there,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Ryan Gilbertson.
Marysville Getchell was led by their number one golfer sophomore Emryk Flitz and number two golfer junior Nathan Bickle. Flitz shot a 46, 11 over par, and placed 26th out of the 39 participating golfers. Bickle shot 18 over par as he finished with 53 and placed 34th.
“We have really positive kids on the team and they make sure everyone on the team is having fun playing the game. We have a lot of young guys on the team this year and they are getting better and better. I think the future looks good as we keep improving and moving forward,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Dan Dewitte.
Marysville-Pilchuck was led by their top three golfers Matt Allen, Connor Peterson and Jeff Reynolds. Allen, number two, shot an impressive 35 as he hit par and finished second overall on the day. Peterson, number one, was consistent throughout the day and shot a 44, nine over par, while tying for 20th place. Reynolds, number three, finished right ahead of Peterson at 18th place while shooting eight over par, 43.
All six of Arlington’s golfers finished 10 over par, 45, or better on the day. They were led by their number one Nate Metcalf and number five Trent Nobach. Metcalf shot a 41, six over par, while placing 13th overall. Nobach was right behind him as he went seven over par, 42, and placed 14th.
If you want to support the local boys golf teams they will all be competing at Gleneagle Golf Course on Thursday, April 11, at 3 p.m.