VHS golfer advances to District Championships

He has an excellent chance to qualify for the State tournament

  • Wednesday, May 15, 2019 1:58pm
  • Sports

The Nisqually League golf championship was held at the Gold Mountain, Olympic Course, on Thursday, May 9. Vashon High School had six participating players: Koen Shaw, Jake Harrah, Lewis Kanagy, Colin Pottinger, Matthew Jones and Chris Folau. Four of the players — Shaw, Harrah, Kanagy and Pottinger advanced on to the second nine of the tournament.

Shaw, the team’s number one player this year, shot 83 and finished sixth in the championship. This means he advanced to play in the District championship May 15, after press time, at Gold Mountain. He has an excellent chance to qualify for the State tournament to be held at the Olympic Country Club the following week. Pottinger, a first year player, shot his best nine score of 48, the second nine of the tournament.

The golf team will lose seniors Pottinger, Kanagy and Chavez next year. Returning letterman will be sophomores Shaw and Folau, along with juniors Harrah and Jones. The three seniors that played this year were new golfers and contributed to the success of our season.

Coach Paul Wahlen is looking forward to an expanded program next season for both girls and boys. The coaches also want to thank the Vashon Golf & Swim Club for its continued support of the golf program.

— Cliff Eckman is an assistant coach of the golf team.

More in Sports

Pirates place second in regional wrestling tournament

Team narrowly lost to champions Klahowya Secondary School.

VHS basketball sees mixed results in games against Warriors

Standouts on boys and girls teams made for exciting matchups.

Ergomania sees strong performances from island rowers

Burton Beach Rowing Club’s third year got off to a strong start at Ergomania recently.

Vashon boys basketball dominates; girls lose big

The boys’ relentless defense won the night; girls struggled against Tarriers’ offensive barrage.

Camaraderie and conditioning never stops at the Vashon Island Rowing Club

The Vashon Island Rowing Club does not allow weather to prevent them from keeping in top condition.

Vashon Seals excel in winter swim meet

“I was very pleased with how well our kids swam over the weekend,” said head coach Randy Turner.

Pirates boys’ basketball team beats University Prep

Team back on track after heartbreaking one-point losses in recent weeks.

Abi Kim drafted to Orlando Pride

Former McMurray Middle School student has played in the FIFA under-18 and under-20 Women’s World Cups

Boys, Girls VHS Basketball see defeats in first league matches

All teams will try to turn their luck around this week.

VHS Girls/Boys basketball teams ramp up to league games

“We are just trying to get better every day.”

High school wrestling coaches instrumental in Rock tournament evolution

“It’s such a testament to how much they care about where they came from.”

Four VHS players get onto all-league team

Head Coach Clay Eastly said he was impressed with both the perseverance and cohesiveness of the team