Falcon girl golfers second in league

"South Whidbey's young girls golf team is rated second in the league after two more impressive showings last week.Coach Tom Sage said there are about 40 varsity golfers in the North Cascades Conference, and all six of his top players rank in the top 20. All the girls are low enough to keep 6 to 7 strokes off the lead, and we're improving every time, he said.On Monday at Lake Padden, the Falcons were second with a score of 530, while Meridian finished first at 510. Following were Mount Baker at 578, Nooksack Valley 610, Blaine 638, and Lakewood, which did not field an entire team. The golfers played 9 holes and the score was doubled to give an 18-hole total.South Whidbey's Hailie Mansfield, a freshman, shot a 94 and found herself in a three-way tie for medalist honors. Also scoring for the Falcons were Taryn Langlois with 108, Adrienne Hawley 106, Jennifer Pan 118, Maria Zontine 128, and Rosa Hendrickson 134.The Falcons also finished second on Wednesday at Mount Shuksan. Host Meridian won with 506 followed by South Whidbey with 512, Mount Baker 552, Nooksack Valley 618, Blaine (no team) and Lakewood 810.Anna George of Mount Baker was medalist with 88. Mansfield led the Falcons with 98, Langlois score 106, Hawley 104, Pan 102, Zontine 102 and Hendrickson 132.Next week the Falcons are on the road again with matches at Kayak Point Monday and Homestead near Lynden on Wednesday. "

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