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Union’s Jade Gruher 4th at 4A state golf; Camas’ Eli Huntington ties for 3rd at 4A

3A Mountain View, 2A Columbia River boys both 2nd in team standings

The Columbian
Published: May 24, 2023, 7:18pm
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Jade Gruher of Union hits a shot on the 16th hole at Mint Valley Golf Course in Longview at the 4A girls golf district tournament on Wednesday, May 10, 2023.
Jade Gruher of Union hits a shot on the 16th hole at Mint Valley Golf Course in Longview at the 4A girls golf district tournament on Wednesday, May 10, 2023. (Tim Martinez/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

Defending 4A state girls golf champion Jade Gruher of Union had a tough second round at Spokane and placed fourth at the 4A girls state tournament at Qualchan Golf Course.

Gruher entered the final round with a three-shot lead after a 6-under-par 66, but posted a 76 on the final day for a 142 total to finish one shot behind a trio of leaders at 141.

Amber Li of Newport won on the third playoff hole to take the title.

Camas’ Jacinda Lee finished in the top 10 with a 144 for sixth, and teammate Jasmine Chen was tied for 13th at 153 as the Papermakers finished third in the team standings behind champion Newport and second-place Issaquah.

At the 4A boys tournament at Indian Canyon in Spokane, Camas’ Eli Huntington started the day tied for third and finished there with a 2-under 140 total.

Ryan Takeshita of Sumner won the title with a 137.

Camas finished sixth in the team standings.

Mountain View’s Spencer Moody dropped from fourth to a tie for seventh at the 3A boys tournament at Indian Summer in Olympia. He shot a 77 for a 149 total. Baylor Larrabee of Ferndale took the title with a 142.

The Thunder’s Grady Millar finished 11th with a 150 as Mountain View claimed second place as a team behind Mead.

Woodland’s Dane Huddleston was the highest placer among area players at 2A boys event at Liberty Lake Golf Course. He finished in a tie for 11th.

Jack Kendrick of Columbia River tied for 12th, and the Rapids placed second as a team behind Burlington-Edison.

Seton Catholic’s Jacob Parker tied for fifth at the 1A event at Riverside Golf Club in Chehalis after finishing with a 152 total. He improved four strokes from the first round, posting a 2-over 74.

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