TUMWATER — Aslyn Fisher and Madison Chabot both qualified for State at the District IV 1A/2B championship tournament at Tumwater Valley Golf Course May 15-16. Fisher, who will go to State for a fourth straight year, led after one day with an 87. She followed up with a 92 on day two to finish second overall, six strokes behind Macey Welker of Montesano. Chabot shot a personal-best 111 on Tuesday and beat that mark with a 107 on day two, including 50 on the back nine, finishing in sixth place.
Madeline Jacobson shot a 53 on the front nine on Monday and finished at 114 on the day to make the cut, but slumped to 127 on Tuesday.
All the golfers battled rough conditions. On Monday, “Holes 10, 11 and 14 were virtual swamps all across the fairways,” Ilwaco coach Bob Enos said. Tuesday, conditions were worse, forcing golfers to wade through mud all day.
Chabot, a second-year golfer, had her breakout tournament. She brought her nine-hole scores down throughout the year from the 70s to the low 60s, then broke her record with a 58 on the front nine Monday. She beat that with a 53 on the back nine, which she then beat again with her back-nine 50 on Tuesday. Chabot chipped in for a birdie on Monday and parred hole 14 on Tuesday, becoming the only player to par that hole either day, according to Enos.
Fisher, who is coming off back-to-back top 10 finishes at State, led Ilwaco to a second-place team finish behind Montesano. Because there are only nine 2B schools with girls’ golf programs, Ilwaco and other 2B schools competed with 1A golfers from Montesano, Hoquiam and Elma for qualifying slots. They will also be thrown in with 1A competitors at State.