State golf at a glance
All tournaments Monday and Tuesday
At RedHawk Golf Course, Nampa
2021 champions: Eagle boys, Rocky Mountain girls
Local qualifiers: Boys, Cole Jaworski, Grant Potter, Trey Nipp, Parker Freeman, Luke West, all of Coeur d’Alene; girls, Taylor Potter, Peyton Blood, Brianna Priest, Paige Crabb, Cassandra Lee, all of Coeur d’Alene.
Notes: Jaworski, Nipp, Freeman and West were all on the Vikings’ third-place team at state last year at Avondale. And Potter, a freshman, was medalist at Tuesday’s 5A Region 1 tournament. Man Freeman placed seventh at state last year, Jaworski ninth… Blake Helms of Eagle, fourth at state last year, is the highest-finishing returnee… Wheaton Ennis, the state 5A boys medalist last year as a freshman at Eagle, is now playing in Arizona… Priest, Potter and Crabb were all on Coeur d’Alene’s fourth-place girls team at state last year. Blood, a junior, was medalist at regionals on Tuesday… Brooke Patterson of Eagle, second last year, and Maddie Montoya of Borah, who was third, are back at state… Rocky Mountain did not qualify for state this year.
At Lakeview Golf Club, Meridian
2021 champions: Twin Falls boys, Sandpoint girls
Local qualifiers: Boys, Brady Hanna, Lakeland; Joey Aexel, Sandpoint. Girls, Alexa Tuinstra, Taylor Mire, Audrey Sheffler, Reagan Samuels, Claire Loutzenhiser, all of Sandpoint.
Notes: Sheffler is the lone returnee from last year’s Sandpoint girls team which won state for the first time.
At River Bend Golf Course, Wilder
2021 champions: Kellogg boys, Bonners Ferry girls
Local qualifiers: Boys, Archie Rauenhorst, Griffey Doerschel, Blake Coburn, Brodie Robinson, Tanner Groves, all of Kellogg; Luke Butler, Kameron Salesky, Bowen Fegert, Jace Yount, Hayden Stockton, all of Priest River; Girls, Braylyn Bayer, Avery Bayer, Cazli Iacolucci, Mia Blackmore, Holly Alexander, all of Bonners Ferry; Alyssa Milliron, Jezzy Hall, Gracie Miller, Izzy Groves, Elliott Hei, all of Kellogg.
Notes: Rauenhorst, who tied for fourth last year, and Doerschel return from last year’s state champs. Stephen Paul, the state 3A medalist last year as a freshman at Kellogg, moved to Florida… Carter Williams of Weiser, who was second last year at state, is the top-finishing returnee… Kimberly returns four of its five players from last year’s team That finished second, two strokes behind Kellogg… Priest River’s boys were sixth last year… The Bayer twins, sophomores Braylyn and Avery, return for Bonners Ferry, which won its first state girls title last year. Braylyn was second at state last year, Avery fifth… Cali Iacolucci, seventh last year, and Mia Blackmore are also back from the Badgers’ state team last year… Kellogg’s girls were fourth last year… Reece Garey of Kimberly, who was girls medalist by six strokes last year, also returns.
At River Birch Golf Course, Star
2021 champions: Nampa Christian boys, Nampa Christian girls
Local qualifiers: Boys, Carson Rubert, Caleb Schroeder, CJ Elliott, Gabe Missamore, Isaiah Bateman, all of Genesis Prep; Seth Swallows, Greyson Sands, Corbin Scheer, Landon Warren, Lance Hamblin, all of St. Maries; Cole Reuter, Clark Fork; Beau Jones, Tucker Sanchez, both of Lakeside. Girls, Hope Aasgard, Sami Sindt, Keianna Olson, Emmah Spooner, Jaelyn Barden, all of St. Maries; Kendra Korasick, Wallace.
Notes: Swallows, Sands, Scheer and Warren are back from last year’s St. Maries team that finished ninth at state… Gavin Rodeghiero of North Star Charter, who won boys medalist honors by one shot last year, returns… Sindt, Olson and Aasgard are back from St. Maries’ girls team that finished fifth last year – two shots back of fourth and a trophy… Nampa Christian’s girls did not qualify this year.