Tied golf game for Orcas leads to sudden-death playoff

  • Wed Apr 25th, 2018 1:00pm
  • Sports

Submitted by the Friday Harbor golf team

The Friday Harbor and Orcas Island golf teams had a surprise at the April 24 match at the Orcas Golf Course.

At the end of nine holes, both teams had a final score of 256.

“In all my years of coaching, I have never come up with a tie score in a match against another team,” said Friday Harbor coach Jack Rice.

The coaches decided to have a one-hole, sudden-death playoff with the top five kids from each team. Ten players teed it up on the ninth hole in the playoff to determine the winner of the day’s match. Friday Harbor was able to pull out the win with a team score of 24 to Orcas 25.

Orcas has a small team but they are very competitive. Maia Shunk came in second for the day with a fine score of 43. Her twin sister Zoey wasn’t far behind with a 53. SereiO’toole came in fourth with a 48 — one shot behind Friday Harbor’s Senior Dylan Posenjak 47.

The Orcas team was kind enough to allow Friday Harbor to bring 14 players to the match. A team is made up of six or fewer players. Orcas only had five, so Friday Harbor countered their five lowest scores from the six selected to play against them.


Friday Harbor 256; Playoff Score 24

Orcas 256; Playoff Score 25

Orcas golf team:

Leaf Gustafson 50

Maia Lewis Shunk 43

Serei O’Toole 48

Zoe Lewis Shunk 53

Joe Brown 62; Top 5 256

Friday Harbor golf team:

Dylan Posenjak 47

Peter Kulseth 63

Ethan Havel 50

Ian Volk 51

Alen Melic 53

Levi Doenges 55; Top 5 256

Sean Chevalier 42

Chase Wilson 54

Joe Kaden 55

Weston Swirtz 56

Julian Brown 57

Lucas Wickman 59

Tyler Fleming 60

Aiden Shannon 63