High school girls golf: Timpview takes big lead at 5A state tournament

Two years in the past when Sunbin Seo and Rachel Lillywhite have been freshmen, they have been Timpview’s two main golfers at the 5A state meet as they led their staff to its first state title in school history.

They completed fourth and sixth respectively within the chase for medalist honors.

Fast ahead two years and the duo once more has Timpview on tempo for a repeat state title, however this time round medalist honors is theirs for the taking.

Lillywhite shot a 3-under 70 throughout the opening day of the 5A state meet at Spanish Oaks Golf Course in Spanish Fork on Monday, with Seo proper behind her after capturing a 2-under 71. They are the one two golfers underneath par, with Skyline freshman Ashley Lam (1-over) and Bonneville senior Aubree Johnson (2-over) inside putting distance heading into Tuesday’s ultimate spherical.

As a staff Timpview recorded a 311 on the opening day, opening up a 41-shot edge on second-place Olympus.

With the staff title within the bag, the one drama on Tuesday shall be for medalist honors.

Early on Monday, it appeared like Lillywhite may run away with the person title as she shot a 31 on the entrance 9 to maneuver to 5-under. The again 9 was extra a scramble as she shot a 39, together with a irritating double bogey on 18. Lillywhite completed her spherical with eight birdies.

Seo, in the meantime, birdied 18 to complete 1-under on the again and 1-under on the entrance.

Lam stored inside putting distance of the leaders after parring all 9 holes on the again 9 to cool down after a wild entrance 9 that she scrambled to a 1-over. On these first 9 holes, Lam had an eagle, birdie and 4 bogeys.

Class 5A state tournament

At Spanish Oaks Golf Course

Team scores (Top 10 made minimize)

1. Timpview, 311

2. Olympus, 352

3. Bonneville, 361

4. Skyline, 371

5. Park City,372

6. Alta, 375

7. Lehi, 378

8. Bountiful, 385

9. Farmington, 396

10. Springville 400

11. Spanish Fork, 403

12. Wasatch, 405

Individual outcomes

70 — Rachel Lillywhite, Timpview

71 — Sunbin Seo, Timpview

74 — Ashley Lam, Skyline

75 — Aubree Johnson, Bonneville

76 — Emma Lillywhite, Timpview

80 — Vanna Einerson, Bountiful

82 — Rachel Moore, Olympus

87 — Kala Long, Olympus; Emily Hawksworth, Park City

88 — Thea Maxwell, Olympus

89 — Patiola Uluave, Lehi; Josie Marshall, Park City; Sophie Hatch, Orem

90 — Parker Nolan, Alta

91 — Brooke Anderson, Lehi; Katelin Bingham, Spanish Fork; Adri Summerhays, Viewmont

92 — Lori Hwang, Alta

93 — Mikelle Burdett, Bonneville; Gwen Poelman, Skyline; Ellery Orton, Timpanogos

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