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By CASEY OLSON
It took a weekend to sort out, but the Todd Beamer boys golf team suffered a tough loss to the Auburn Riverside Ravens Thursday afternoon, 84-82, at Tapps Island Golf Course. The two teams are the two favorites to contend for the South Puget Sound League Central Division championship.
Originally, the match was ruled an 82-82 tie, but a scoring mistake by a Beamer golfer resulted in an incorrect scorecard following his round. The Titans Thomas Jun recorded a score of three on his card when he really should have gotten a four, Beamer coach David Hammond said.
He immediately brought it to my attention and apologized that he had not checked his card thoroughly, he said. When he realized he had made a mistake, he went out of his way to let me know.
So the two coaches discussed the mistake over the weekend and decided the best thing to do was to throw out the hole, giving Auburn Riverside the two-point win.
I want to stress that no malice was intended on either side, Hammond said. It was something that just happened.
Beamers Sejin Lim and Michael Cutler each had a birdie in their round of 2-over 37, and Auburn Riverside freshman Ross Wolhueter had two birdies in his round of 40.
I was happy with the way we played, Hammond said. But we can do much better.
The Beamer girls were beaten by Auburn Riverside Thursday at Sumner Meadows, 70-41. Beamer got a 46 from Koco Shin, a 52 from Jenna Bishop and a 54 from Sarah Park.
The loss drops the Titan girls to 0-2.
The Gator boys picked up a huge 84-68 win over the Auburn Trojans Thursday afternoon at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. The win moved Decatur to 2-0 in the SPSL Central. Auburn was a preseason favorite to win the league.
Bryce Farr fired a 2-under, 34 at Twin Lakes to earn medalist honors. Senior Eric Taylor followed with a 37 and Brad Reid shot a 28 for the Gators. Travis Disbrow (42) Michael Schoeler (43) and Colin McKenzie (47) rounded out Decaturs scoring. Auburn was led by a 37 from Chris Knight.
The Eagle boys moved to 1-1 in the SPSL Central with a solid 62-35 win over Sumner Thursday at Linden Golf Course.
Federal Way got strong play from Ben Bergner and Anthony Hwang. The two shared medalist honors by firing 3-over par, 39s.
The Eagle girls fell to 0-2 with a 43-38 loss to Sumner at Northshore Golf Course. Morgan Swanberg shot a 52 for Federal Way.