Johnson ends up in second place at state golf tourney

Broc Johnson just couldn’t overcome the play of Kamiak junior Reid Martin at the Class 4A State Boys Golf Tournament Tuesday and Wednesday at the Avalon Golf Links in Burlington.

Broc Johnson just couldn’t overcome the play of Kamiak junior Reid Martin at the Class 4A State Boys Golf Tournament Tuesday and Wednesday at the Avalon Golf Links in Burlington.

The Todd Beamer High School junior finished in second place behind Martin following the two-round tournament. Johnson fired a two-day total of 147, five shots in back of Martin’s 142.

Johnson shot an opening round of 1-over par 73 on Tuesday morning and entered the second day three shots behind Martin, who was 2-under after his opening-round 70. Johnson followed on the second day with a 2-over 74.

Johnson also finished in second place at the South Puget Sound League State Qualifying Tournament in the fall.

But Martin was just too powerful. The 6-foot-4, 270-pounder was routinely outdriving his playing partners by 50 yards during the tournament and was able to reach a bulk of the par 5’s in just two shots, while others needed three to get on the green.

Martin was tied with Edmonds-Woodway’s Ricky McDonald with five holes to play, but finished with three pars and two birdies while McDonald had one par and four bogeys.

Kamiak placed four golfers in the top 20 individual finishers, helping the Knights repeat as team champions with 134.5 points. Woodinville ended up in second with 75 points and South Puget Sound League members Kentwood, Kentridge and Curtis, finished third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Erik Jarvey was the only other Federal Way school district golfer to make it past the first-day cut line, which included the top-40 golfers. Thomas Jefferson’s Jarvey finished in 20th-place overall with a total of 154. Jarvey fired a first-round 78, followed by a second-day 76.

Keenan Darrow shot an 83 on Tuesday and TJ teammate Brian Brown ended up with an 85 on the first day.

On the girls’ side, Decatur’s Stacey Blunt had a solid state tournament. The freshman finished 11th overall at Bellingham’s Sudden Valley Golf Course. Blunt shot an opening-day 89 on Tuesday and followed with an impressive round of 80 Wednesday.

Bethel High School senior Sadena Parks made it two state titles in three years when she rolled over the field, winning by 13 strokes.

Redmond High School won the team championship with 83 points. Bethel was second with 75. Jefferson finished up in 10th place as a team thanks to the 29th-place performance by Courtney Tappon. The senior, bound for Green River Community College, shot a two-day total of 180 (92-88). Jayme Carbon, a TJ junior, also made the cut, but was disqualified during the second round. Carbon shot an opening-round 92.

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