Five Tigers Score in Victory Over Wolves


Centralia girls golf saw point contributions from five golfers and the Tigers were able to fend off Black Hills for a 30-24 league win at Riverside Golf Course on Friday.

Sam Johnston led the Tigers with 11 points, while Tess McMurry scored six, Emily Wilkerson had five, Elizabeth Orellana had two and Kezra Smith added six.

“Our key was getting our five and six golfers (Orellana and Smith) both scoring points,” Centralia coach Hal Gronseth said. “When not a lot of points are being scored, that’s important.”

Gronseth praised the play of No. 1 golfer Johnston, as well as McMurry and Wilkerson, who both played in just their second match.

“(Johnston) is certainly going to be our most important golfer,” Gronseth said. “She didn’t shoot as well as she’d like to. Both Tess and Emily are hitting the ball more consistently.”

Black Hills was led by Kaylene Hall’s 11 points, while Linli Davis scored seven, Grace Hurley had two and Mayah Hamilton finished with four.

Centralia hosts Rochester in another league match at 3:30 p.m. on Monday.