Issaquah freshman golfer Zack Overstreet nets silver medal
October 23, 2012
By John Leggett
A handful of local golfers from Skyline and Issaquah high schools played a lot of golf in a relatively short span last week, but were rewarded for their endeavors when they showed up among the top 10 finishers of the Sea-King 4A District golf championships Oct. 16 and 17 at Willows Run Golf Course in Redmond.
The most consistent local to burn up the links was Issaquah freshman Zack Overstreet, who in the qualifying rounds Oct. 16 carded 36s on the front and back nine (72), which is par for 18 holes at Willows.
The next day, which proved a bit more playable weather-wise, the exceptional frosh newcomer to the tournament again played well for the Eagles. He outdid his earlier par score, by managing four birdies to fire a 68 and finished districts two strokes off the frontrunner, Eastlake’s Li Wang’s 138, with a two-day bottom line of 140 for 72 holes, winding up as the tourney’s silver medalist.
Meanwhile, Skyline’s Brian Mogg put together a two-day total of 146 strokes to finish fourth. Issaquah’s Bryan Jung was nipping at his heels, finishing in the top five with a 147 stroke effort.
As anticipated, a predominantly senior Eastlake High School contingent, took home top team accolades with 84 points. Four of its participants finished in the top 10 with two-day bottom lines of 138 (first), 146 (third), 148 (sixth) and 151 (ninth). Eastlake nearly doubled up on Issaquah (43.5) and Skyline (27.5) point-wise.
Liberty placed in the 3A phase of the tournament seventh in the eight team KingCo 3A/2A Division with a score of 451 strokes. The winning squad in the division was Interlake with a posting of 384 strokes. Liberty did not have an individual finish in the top 15.