by John R. McNeil II
Raider golf enters the last week of the regular season in high spirits after a strong showing at the home match last Thursday.
Austin Rosenbaum finished third in the boys’ competition with the score of 99 on 18 holes.
Rosenbaum was behind Connor Hughes of Oroville, who shot an 88, and Cayden Field of Tonasket, who shot a 97.
Tanecia Stanczak took first in the girls’ competition, shooting a 95 on 18 holes. Stanczak’s closest opponent was Jordyn Smith of Oroville, who shot a 112.
Head Coach Steve Files likes the position his team is in right now.
“The mood of the team is very upbeat,” he said. “Our players are maintaining a positive attitude out there on the course and have responded well to adversity.”
Jordan Allen and Brandon Desautel posted their best scores of the season, and Files noted it was the first time Madisyn Byam and Akaycia Foster completed 18 holes this year. “I’m extremely proud of how far those athletes have progressed,” he said.
The Raiders have two matches this week. Last night they traveled to Bear Creek Golf Club to take on Oroville. LR will close the regular season tomorrow at home as they host Moses Lake Christian and Columbia Basin Secondary starting at 2:30 p.m. at Banks Lake.
LR: Austin Rosenbaum 99, Brandon Desautel 104, Jordan Allen 108, Kyle Holt 131, Alex Garcia 133
Oroville: Connor Hughes 88, Bryce Glover 104, Blaine Weaver 109, Kyle Scott 114
Tonasket: Cayden Field 97
Riverside Christian: Richie Hochrein 118, Nick Jones 110
LR: Tanceia Stanczak 95, Madisyn Byam 122, Akaycia Foster 134
Oroville: Jordyn Smith 112, Heidi Gronlund 127
Riverside Christian: Sophia Tilley 114, Luka Vandermeure 116, Desiree Samelson 130