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Golfers finally get to compete; busy week of make-up matches


The Raiders competed well this week at Desert Canyon, then again at Alta Lake, where Lake Roosevelt was the team medalist, as well as producing the boys’ medalist and girls’ medalist.

“It was wonderful to finally get a match in!” said Head Coach Steve Files about the Raider golf team’s first match of the season at Desert Canyon Golf Resort in Orondo April 18. The start came about a month later than usual due to inclement weather.

“Desert Canyon is a great course, well maintained with spectacular views,” Files said. “We drove through a violent storm on our way there, but once we arrived the weather was windy but clear.”

The Raiders played nine holes against other golfers from Riverside Christian, Pateros, and Sunnyside Christian.

“Lucas Bird, Derek Whiteman, and Casey Cleveland all played very well in tough conditions,” said Files.

Bird finished with 51 strokes, Whiteman and Cleveland each with 56.

Dylan Steinert finished in 63 strokes, Alan Nordine in 65, Dylan Jenkins in 67, and Hunter Hermetz with 69.

On Monday, the Raiders competed on Alta Lake Golf Course in Pateros. Lake Roosevelt was the team medalist, golfing 18 holes with a 440 total for the top four golfers. Derek Whiteman was the boys’ medalist with a 98, and Jazmine Reed the girls’ with 72 for nine holes.

Lake Roosevelt’s other scores for the day were: Darin Whiteman 99; Lucas Bird 112; Dylan Steinert 131; and Alan Nordine 140.

From there, the Raiders have a busy week of golf to compensate for the late start to the season. The next matches this week are both at home at Banks Lake Golf Course. On Wednesday at 2:30 p.m., LR plays Pateros and Oroville, and on Friday at 2:30 they play Omak.

Next week, the Raiders will play at Lakewoods Golf Course in Bridgeport on Tuesday, May 2, starting at 2:30 p.m.

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