Union’s Dylan Henry wins playoff at Jeff Hudson Invitational golf tournament

Henry, Lobis, Heitschmidt all shoot 2-under 70

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor



RIDGEFIELD — As they walked off the course at Tri-Mountain Golf Course on Tuesday, Dylan Henry teased his Union teammate Keith Lobis.

“I told you that you didn’t want to play me in a playoff,” Henry quipped. “I have never lost in a playoff.”

Lobis shrugged.

“Well, this is the first time I’ve lost in a playoff,” he responded.

Henry birdied the first hole of the playoff — a par-4 — to beat out Lobis and Prairie’s Dante Heitschmidt and win the Jeff Hudson Invitational golf tournament.

“Absolutely, a birdie in a playoff is huge,” Henry said. “Usually, if you get a birdie in a playoff, you’re going to win. Although I was a little upset with my drive; I thought I pulled it. But it turned out to be OK. Then I hit a solid approach and made a long putt.”

Both approach shots by Heitschmidt and Lobis missed the green. Heitschmidt’s birdie chip went past the hole, while Lobis’ fell short.

It added to a frustrating day for Lobis, who tore through the front nine at Tri-Mountain in 3-under, but struggled with his wedge shots and putts on the back nine.

He had a par putt lip out on No. 18, denying him a shot at 69 and the win outright.

“When you go 3-under on the front, you start thinking about putting up a good score,” Lobis said. “I was looking for a round similar to when I won districts last year (when he shot a 66 at Tri-Mountain). But I just couldn’t get in going on the back nine.”

With Henry and Lobis leading the way, Union took the team title with a score of 300.

“I think we’re ready to have a big year,” Henry said. “If we keep playing like we’ve been playing, with the guys we have this year, I think we can make a run at state.”

Prairie’s Jacob Abrahamson shot a 1-under 71 to help Prairie place second at 308.

“It’s been a very promising start for us,” Heitschmidt said of the Falcons. “Love where we’re at. We’re just going to keep getting better and better as the year goes on.”

After Abrahamson, a quartet of freshmen followed. Graham Moody of Mountain View placed fifth at 73, Camas’ Owen Huntington was sixth at 74, Ridgefield’s Cade Bringhurst seventh at 75, and Mountain View’s Willie Yeh tied for eighth with Skyview’s Tyler Jones at 76.



At Tri-Mountain par-72

Top individuals — 1, Dylan Henry (Union) 70 (won one-hole playoff); 2, Keith Lobis (Union) 70; 3, Dante Heitschmidt (Prairie) 70; 4, Jacob Abrahamson (Prairie) 71; 5, Graham Moody (Mountain View) 73; 6, Owen Huntington (Camas) 74; 7, Cade Bringhurst (Ridgefield) 75; 8, Willy Yeh (Mountain View) 76; 8, Tyler Jones (Skyview) 76; 10, Kellen Bringhurst (Ridgefield) 79; 10, Gahmit Ballard (Battle Ground) 79; 10, Gabe Rodgers (Union) 79.

Team scores

UNION (300) — Henry 70, Lobis 70, Rodgers 79, Reece Boyce 81, Seth Finnie 87.

PRAIRIE (308) — Heitschmidt 70, Abrahamson 71, Cam Besson 82, Kaleb Locke 85, Connor Smith 94.

MOUNTAIN VIEW (325) — Moody 73, Yeh 76, Mason White 87, Tyler Klepec 89, Ben Arthur 93.

CAMAS (326) — Huntington 74; Connor Shira 83, Matthew Cannon 84, Andrew Kwon 85, Gage Clarkson 88.

SKYVIEW (330) — Jones 76, Anthony Chae 82, Zak Lehman 84, Garrett Ferguson 88, Jacob McAtee 92.

BATTLE GROUND (335) — Ballard 79, Anthony Tobias 82, Nick Lechwald 85, Jake Eddings 89, Garrett Johnson 90.

RIDGEFIELD (338) — C. Bringhurst 75, K. Bringhurst 79, Kale Suomi 87, Caden Whitsitt 97, Tyson Boatman 116.

COLUMBIA RIVER (341) — Kyle Gomez 84, Mason White 84, Mattice Lindgren 86, Isaiah Lamont 87, Brady Yackely 88.

KELSO (341) — Jaret Rakoz 81, Braxton Martin 83, Trevor Hooper 87, Brycen Guttormsen 90, Spencer Davis 92.

EVERGREEN (344) — Russell Fearington 81, Tommy Snyder 82, Forrest Fearington 89, Blake Whitehead 92, Nate Tomas 106.

HOCKINSON (373) — Lucas Ortner 85, Jarrett Christensen 91, Brecken Guinn 96, Sam Glanzer 101, John Doortik 107.

WASHOUGAL (400) — Kayden Jorgensen 96, Alan Anderson 98, Oliver Evers 102, Ryan Bausch 104, Chase Baldwin 104.

WOODLAND (400) — Gaige Pilot 103, Shaun Sadlier 112, Cooper Syvertsen 112, McCarthy Bridge 113.

HERITAGE (INC) — Seaver Smith 119, Bryce Wickum 124, Nik Thompson 129.

HUDSON’S BAY (INC) — Alex Krier 105, Rider Bond 132.

FORT VANCOUVER (INC) — Kel Myers 92.