Well-balanced Aberdeen remained unbeaten by topping Hoquiam, 86-64, in the annual trans-Myrtle Street girls golf match Friday at Grays Harbor Country Club.
The Bobcats (7-0) had four players match or exceed Hoquiam’s top score in a match conducted under the Stableford Scoring System.
Paige Kuhn and Melissa Stevenson tallied 20 points apiece and also shared medalist honors with 52s.
Aberdeen’s Linda Podiak had her best round of the season, a 53, to amass 19 points. Claire Hurd, who chipped in from a bunker on the first hole, finished with 17 points.
“We were very consistent,” Bobcat coach Dan Sundstrom said.
Kaitlyn Mason led Hoquiam with 17 points, two more than teammate Kathleen Yi.
The Grizzlies, however, were off their best form, due in part to difficulties escaping bunkers at the country club.
“Highland (Hoquiam’s home course) has only a couple of traps,” said Hoquiam coach Patty Sundstrom, the wife of the Bobcat coach. “The ones at the country club are pretty deep, so they struggled a little with that. It was a good lesson for us.”
Both teams return to action Monday. The Bobcats travel to Centralia for an Evergreen 2A Conference contest. Hoquiam, which was scheduled to host Rochester on Tuesday, will instead join with Rochester’s lone player for an 18-hole round at Three Rivers G.C. in Kelso, the site of the following week’s district tourney.
Hoquiam (64) — Kaitlyn Mason 17, Katie Skolrood 11, Brittany Nations 11, Kathleen Yi 15, Megan Gibson 4, Kelci Parker 10.
Aberdeen (86) — Paige Kuhn 20, Linda Podiak 19, Melissa Stevenson 20, Claire Hurd 17, Morgan Erickson 10, Molly Rabung 10.