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Falcon golf teams looking good
"Consistent play produced a win for the South Whidbey girls golf team in a league match Thursday at Homestead Golf Course.The Falcons played their first 18-hole tournament of the season and the top five totalled 546 strokes, 10 ahead of second place Meridian. Mount Baker finished with 570, Blaine 692, and Nooksack and Lakewood failed to field full teams.Medalist was Mount Baker's Candace Roosma with 96. South Whidbey was closely grouped with freshmen Taryn Langlois and Hailie Mansfield leading the way with respective scores of 101 and 104, good for fourth and fifth overall. Adrienne Hawley shot 112, Maria Zontine 112, and Rosa Hendrickson 117. Jennifer Pan's score of 119 was thrown out.They all played steady -- nobody blew up, said Falcon coach Tom Sage.Monday at Kayak Point Meridian prevailed with a score of 505 while South Whidbey was second with 558. Next were Mount Baker with 586, Nooksack 608, Blaine 698, and Lynnwood.Medalist was Meridian's Beth Stockton with 92. Falcon scores: Langlois 96, Mansfield 104, Hawley 116, Pan 120, Zontine 122, Hendrickson 128.After the weeks' action the Falcons were in second in the North Cascades league with an average team score of 540, compared to Meridian's league-leading average of 528.There are two more league meets left. Next Tuesday at 1 p.m. the Falcons play their final home match at Holmes Harbor, and Thursday they travel to Semiahmoo.Boys among the leadersSouth Whidbey's boys turned in a second place performance in action Tuesday at Lake Padden.Host Mount Baker won with 211, South Whidbey scored 215, Lynden Christian 217, Meridian 221, Blaine 233, Nooksack 264, and Lakewood (no team).Alec Osenbach, whom coach Mick Heggenes renamed Awesomebach for his performance, tied for medalist honors with a 2-over-par 38. He's coming along nicely, he's steady, Heggenes said. Andy Heintz shot 41, Reed Dettrich 43, Chuck Applebee 45 and Jeff Strong 48.The Falcon boys started their 18-hole season Thursday at Loomis Trail in a match hosted by Blaine. Lynden Christian won with 401 strokes, followed by South Whidbey with 425, Mount Baker 428, Meridian 442, Blaine 448, Lakewood 462 and Nooksack Valley 503.Lynden Christian's Mike Blatt was medalist with a 74 on the par 72 course. South Whidbey's Osenbach finished with a 77, good for third overall.Alec Osenbach, AKA Awesomebach, played an amazing final hole to reach 77. His tee shot on the par 4 landed in a fairway bunker, his next shot rolled off a hillside into the water, and his fourth shot from 130 yards out fell into the cup for par. He knocked it in the hole and we were all watching, said coach Heggenes.Also for the Falcons, Jeff Strong shot 80, Reed Dettrich 85, Bryce Hansen 90, and Chuck Applebee 93.South Whidbey's final home match of the season will be next Tuesday at Useless Bay. "