2A Boys Golf: Warriors Edged by One Stroke to Black Hills


Rochester played by far its best team match of the season, 23 strokes better than their previous score, but couldn’t edge Black Hills in a 254-255 defeat on the road in its league finale Wednesday.

Luke Barth and Rowdy Edminster each led the Warriors with a team-low 49, just two strokes off the match medalist. Hyde Parrish shot a 50, while Brady Moen shot a 52 and Xavier Mendez a 55. The Warriors are sending all five of the above golfers to districts, as well as Gabe Stewart.

“Both teams played really well,” Rochester coach Eric Holmkvist said. “It was a good match for both teams today. We were close but they edged us out. Everybody had a pretty good day. These are the scores we’re capable of.”

Black Hill’s Max Johnson was match medalist with a 47, while teammate Brandon Winn shot a 50, Scotty Sneen a 51, Luke Verlangieri a 52 and Luke Fenner a 54.

Rochester closes out the regular season with a non-league matchup against Montesano on Monday at Riverside Golf Course. Districts start Wednesday at Mint Valley Golf Course in Longview.