Tigers Lose Battle of Shorthanded Teams to Highclimbers


With Centralia and Shelton girls golf both playing with just four golfers each, it was the Highclimbers who were able to claim a 30-23 win in 2A Evergreen Conference play on Tuesday at Riverside Golf Course.

“The weather was awesome,” Centralia coach Hal Gronseth said. “Fifty-five degrees and mostly sunny. It was really pleasant to be out there.”

The Tigers were hampered by missing four of their top six golfers, and Shelton was able to take advantage. 

Sam Johnston led the Tigers with 11 points, while Tess McMurry added nine, Kezra Smith scored three and Zaira Reyes played but did not score.

“Kezra and Zaira continue to improve,” Gronseth said. “For Tess, this was the most points she’s had this season. Sam played well and she’ll continue to get more points for us this season.”

Shelton was led by match medalist Caylia Bridge, who scored 13 points, while Kaia Johnson added 10, Aleena Hall had six and Gabby Stevens scored one.

Centralia is off until Monday when they head to Shelton for the Sibley Scramble.