PORT ANGELES — Austin Worthington shot a 5-over par round of 41 to earn match medalist honors as Port Angeles sank Sequim 175-199 in a boys golf match held Thursday at Peninsula Golf Club.
“I am so proud of these gentlemen,” Roughriders coach Bob Anderson said. “They know how to work and we continue to work toward their goals. We highly respect the Sequim golfers and their whole program, so we knew we had some work to do, and today it worked out for us. Before playing, we dedicated this match to our number one golfer [Edun Bailey] who couldn’t be here today.
“It’s been a while since PA beat Sequim in golf. Kudos to our kids.”
An Alex Atwell and Mason Jackson-led Riders team edged Sequim by three strokes in March 2015 in the last win over Sequim.
Nate Anderson and Phoenix Flores each shot rounds of 44 for Port Angeles and Reid Schmidt added a 46 to round out the top four scorers. Cale Wentz also shot 47 for the Riders.
Sequim was led by Cole Smithson’s 42.
“While not his best, this was the best 42 he has shot, because Cole overcame some early mistakes in his round,” coach Sean O’Mera said. “He recovered well, stuck with it, and really competed. Cole lived out our program motto of ‘Play, Recover, Play’ well today. Even though he lost his scorecard on the course…twice.”
Carter Cronin totaled a 5o, Zack Thompson shot 51 and Lars Wiker and Cody Dunscomb tied with rounds of 56.
“The rest of the team just flat-out struggled,” O’Mera said. “PA’s home course is a challenge, no doubt, but it is not this challenging. Sometimes, you just don’t have your best stuff. “
O’Mera credited Port Angeles for the win.
“Tip of the cap goes out to Bob Anderson and the PA Boy’s golf team,” O’Mera said. “They played a heckuva match today, and it is even better when you learn that they were missing their number one golfer today. Well done.”
Sequim (2-2, 3-3) hosts Kingston on April 11.
Port Angeles (4-0) visits Olympic on April 11.
Girls Golf Port Angeles 224, Sequim 242
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders stayed unbeaten with a win over their rivals. Piper Williams was the match medalist, shooting the day’s low round of 52 for Port Angeles.
Claire Osterberg shot a round of 54, Lauryn Chapman totaled a 57 and Malena Marquez and Brenna Furnice each posted 61.
Sequim’s Jelissa Julmist led the Wolves with a 59, while Emily Post had a 60, Ava Johnson a 61 and Isabella Williams a 62.
Softball Port Angeles 19, Bainbridge 3
BAINBRIDGE — Abby Kimball homered and went 2 for 3 on the day and Heidi Leitz was 2 for 2 to lead the Riders at the plate in a blowout win.
Leitz also earned the win in the circle, allowing one run on no hits and no walks while striking out five in three innings pitched.
Riders picking up hits were: Lily Halberg, Taylor Worthington, Natalie Robinson, Kennedy Rognlien, Lynzee Reid, Lexie Smith, Teanna Clark and Ali Money.
Port Angeles (2-0, 7-0) hosts North Kitsap on April 11.
Sports reporter/columnist Michael Carman can be contacted at mcarman@ peninsuladailynews.com.