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Beamer's Jun finishes in eighth
By CASEY OLSON
Todd Beamer junior Thomas Jun had a solid two rounds at the Class 4A State Boys Golf Championships Tuesday and Wednesday in Spokane. Jun finished up in eighth place with a two-day, 2-over-par total of 146 at Hangman Valley Golf Course.
Eastmonts Nick Ellis won the Class 4A individual title with a 6-under 138. Bellarmine Preps Kyle Stanley rallied with a 4-under 68 in Wednesdays second round, but finished one stroke back of Ellis. Stanley is the No. 9-ranked high school-aged player in the United States and will play at Clemson University in the fall.
Bellarmine won the Class 4A team title with 100.5 points, followed by Eastmont (89 points) and Skyline (51.5).
Jun, the South Puget Sound League Central Division player of the year in 2004, fired a first-round 74 and followed with an even-par 72 on Wednesday. Jun was the only Federal Way school district boy to qualify for the state tournament.
Decaturs Jenna Rochelle also had an impressive two days of golf in Spokane. The junior finished up in 12th place overall in the Class 4A girls tournament at Hangman Valley.
Rochelle, who was playing in her second state tournament, shot a two-day total of 159 on the par-72 course. Rochelle fired an opening-round 81 on Tuesday and followed with a second-round 78.
Two other Federal Way school district golfers failed to make the cut after the first day of action. Decaturs Sidney Solomonson finished one shot off the cutline with a first-round 86 Tuesday. The cut, the top-40 scores plus ties, was 85. Solomonson was playing in her second-straight state tournament. Jefferson freshman Jayme Carbon finished with a 95 at Hangman Valley in her first state competition.
Sadena Parks of Bethel won the Class 4A girls individual title on the third hole of a playoff at Hangman Valley after she and Annie Brophy of Gonzaga Prep finished tied at 147. Parks shot even-par 72 and Brophy 75. Defending champion Christine Cho of Kentridge shot 68 but it was only good for fourth because of her opening-round 82. Eastmont won the team title.
Sports editor Casey Olson: 925-5565, firstname.lastname@example.org