Fort Vancouver’s Spencer Tibbits is right in position to defend his Class 3A state golf title after shooting a 69 in the first round of the state tournament on Tuesday.
Tibbits, who won the 3A state title in 2014 and 2016, is one of five golfers within one shot of the lead after the first day at Columbia Point Golf Course in Richland.
Quinton Borseth of Standwood and Connor Golembeski of Redmond are setting the pace at 68.
Prairie’s Jacob Abrahamson also made the cut at 76.
Seton Catholic’s Nate Kutch leads the 1A boys state tournament at Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco. Kutch has a two-shot edge after shooting 68 on Tuesday.
Teammate Sean Ball (78) made the cut as well as King’s Way Christian baseball players Karter Graves (85) and Cole Sherertz (85).
Columbia River had three golfers make the cut at the 2A boys state tournament at Qualchan Golf Course in Spokane — Jacob Larson (76), Joe Beuselinck (77) and Kyle Gomez (78).
Larson, along with Hockinson’s Logan Hardy, is tied for sixth overall, three shots behind the leaders.
Ridgefield’s Kyle Bringhurst (81) also made the cut.
At the 4A boys tournament at Liberty Lake Golf Course, Union had four golfers make the cut — Hayden Meeker (74), Ben Gruher (75), Reece Boyce (76) and Keith Lobis (77).
Camas’ Emma Cox is in sixth place in the 4A girls tournament at MeadowWood Golf Course in Liberty Lake after shooting a 75, five shots off the lead. Teammate Hailey Oster (78) is tied for 12th. Skyview’s Elle Johnson (80) and Union’s Julieta Rendon also made the cut.
Washougal’s Kallie Sakamoto is in sixth at the 2A girls tournament at Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane. Sakamoto shot a 79 and trails the leaders by six shots. Columbia River’s Lindsay MacNeil (94) also made the cut.
La Center’s Taylor Entenman is in third at the 1A girls tournament at Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland with an 83, 10 shots behind the leader.
At the 3A girls tournament at Canyon Lakes Golf Course in Kennewick, Prairie’s Delainey Patterson (86) and Madie Schmidt (93), Fort Vancouver’s Kiana Coburn (86) and Mountain View’s Audrey Chang (93) made the cut.