What a difference a few months make.
Woodland junior Dane Huddleston finished the 2020 golf season in March, due to the pandemic, with a three-way tie for second at the 2A Greater St. Helens League tournament.
Flash forward to October — specifically Thursday — when Huddleston won the 2021 2A district championship to follow up on his 2A GSHL title from last week.
Huddleston finished with a 4-under-par 138 two-day total at Riverside Golf Club in Chehalis to win by seven shots over Centralia sophomore Von Wasson. Both had final rounds of 1-under 70.
Columbia River seniors Alden Fay and Ryan Snyder tied for fourth at 9-over 151 as the Rapids won the team title by a large margin, scoring 192 points. Woodland was second with 99 and Tumwater third with 98.
Columbia River sophomore Jack Kendrick made a huge leap from his Wednesday round of 84 that left him tied for 14th. He shot a 2-over 73 on Thursday and finished seventh.
State allocations won’t be announced until sometime in the spring.
2A DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
At par-71 Riverside GC, Chehalis
Team scores — Columbia River 192 points, Woodland 99, Tumwater 98, W.F. West 81, Centralia 77, R.A. Long 75, Washougal 61, Ridgefield 50, Hockinson 34, Mark Morris 34, Aberdeen 30, Shelton 27, Black Hills 7.
Dane Huddleston, Woodland -4
Von Wasson, Centralia +3
Jay Nickerson, R.A. Long +6
Alden Fay, Columbia River +9
Ryan Snyder, Columbia River +9
Benjamin Halverstadt, WFWest +11
Jack Kendrick, Columbia River +15
Logan Autrey, Woodland +17
Cole Wasson, Centralia +19
Hewson Nguyen, R.A. Long +20
Keagan Payne, Washougal +20
Area team results
COLUMBIA RIVER — Ryan Snyder 73-78—151, Alden Fay 75-76—151, Jack Kendrick 84-73—157, Noah Larson 79-84—163, Alex Snyder 82-81—163, Caleb Bunn 87-81—168.
WOODLAND — Dane Huddleston 68-70—138, Logan Autrey 79-80—159, Keaten Stansberry 90-88—178.
R.A. LONG — Jay Nickerson 72-76—148, Hewson Nguyen 83-79—162, Riley Coleman 87-102—189.
WASHOUGAL — Keagan Payne 84-78—162, Carson Chase 94-84—178, Ryan Tuite 91-91—182, Cole Vaughan 95-94—189.
RIDGEFIELD — Cruz Combs 82-84—166, Zac Warren 85-93—178, Parker Daniels 93-94—187, Tyler Whitmore 93-108—201.
HOCKINSON — Grant Gumringer 87-87—174, Tanner Williams 87-93—180, Leo Roberts 94-120—214.
MARK MORRIS — Caleb Stewart 85-90—175, Ian MacArthur 92-88—180, Beau Jensen 94-95—189.