Emily Baldwin leads Spartans to links win over Patriots

April 21, 2009

By Jim Feehan

Students from various high schools follow instructions from Tim McTee, of Marysville, during the Washington Vocational Sports Medicine Association Competition and Symposium on April 17. By Christopher Huber

Emily Baldwin, Skyline junior, hits onto the green at the par-4, 330-yard third hole at Maplewood Golf Course April 15 in a match against Liberty. Baldwin was medalist for the match with a four-over-par 40. By Greg Farrar

Skyline High School golfer Emily Baldwin shot a four over par 40 to lead the Spartans in a dual meet April 15 against Liberty High School at Maplewood Golf Course in Renton.

Skyline defeated Liberty by 40 strokes in the meet. The Spartans shot a 243 over the first nine holes at Maplewood. The Patriots shot a 283.

Baldwin, a junior, shot two birdies and three pars on the front nine at Maplewood. She birdied the second and ninth holes, for her best outing of the year by 12 strokes, said Betsy Gaines, Skyline golf coach.

“She played outstanding golf and that just shows how much potential she has,” Gaines said.Skyline’s Ashley Young and Katie Johnson tied for second with a 49. Chelsea Guenette finished fourth with a 50.

“Overall, we’re thankful we had such nice weather for the match and that it didn’t snow that day,” Gaines said.

Skyline is home for two matches next week, April 27 against Eastlake High School and April 30 with Sammamish High School. Skyline plays its home matches at The Plateau Club.

Molly Culwell led the Patriots with a personal best 51. 

“We have a really young squad,” said Liberty coach Michelle Warlick.  



The team is striving to find consistency as it comes together this season, she said.

“One week, the girls will have good scores, followed by a week of not so good scores,” Warlick said.

The team has several sophomores and freshmen, as well as Corinna VanHurston, a senior who just started playing golf, Warlick said. 

Liberty’s next match was April 21 against Eastlake High School at Sahalee Country Club. The results were unavailable at press time.

“Sahalee is a lot more challenging than Maplewood,” Warlick said. “You have houses near the fairways and a narrow tree line. I can tell you that our girls will come ready to play.”

Reach Reporter Jim Feehan at 392-6434, ext. 239, or jfeehan@isspress.com. Comment on this story at www.issaquahpress.com.

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One Response to “Emily Baldwin leads Spartans to links win over Patriots”

  1. Gregory Braccio on April 22nd, 2009 10:49 pm

    Way to go Em! You’re smokin’! I’m so proud of you!
    Uncle Gregory

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