Golf: Locals eye league titles

"Decatur sophomore Katie Street stunned many when she finished sixth at the girls class 4A golf tournament last spring. The shock came from the fact that she didn't even place in the top five at the South Puget Sound League girls tournament last fall.Street will be shocking no one this fall as she has played consistently among the top golfers in the league all season. She finished fourth in total points scored with 135. She was a major factor in the Gators' 10-0 season.Street's main competitors when the district play gets under way at the Gold Mountain Golf Course in Gorst today and Thursday will be Jill Phillips of Auburn. Phillips led the league with 144 points. The Kentwood duo of Jodi Daly (143 points) and Paige Gifford (137) came in second and third, respectively.They will be among the 114 girls playing in the tournament. Six players from each team will shoot 18 holes today. The team with the lowest total will win the team title. The top 34 individuals will qualify to play on Thursday.The top 17 players on Thursday will qualify for the state tournament, which is held in the spring. The same format will be used for the boys tournament.I would like to say four, Decatur coach Rick Dennison said about how many girls he expects to qualify for play on Thursday. They're going to have to shoot under 90 both days, and they can do that. It takes a lot to hang together and not get a 10.The Federal Way boys also have a good shot at finishing high. The Eagles boast three top-notch golfers who have the potential to all finish in the top-10 - Ian Clark, Luke Johnson and Sultan Mubarak. "

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