Auburn Mountainview snares SPSL golf title

The Auburn Mountainview boys golf team captured the South Puget Sound League 3A title, finishing the season with a 9-1 record.

"It's been exciting. We've been playing really good golf," coach Steve Calhoun said.

The Lions dominated on their home course at the Auburn Golf Course, notching a school scoring record with a 98-point showing earlier this season.

Paced by seniors Kelly Campbell and Austin Geiger, Auburn Mountainview defeated powerhouse Enumclaw twice.

"Kelly Campbell has been under par thought the year," Calhoun said. "He finished the year 2-under and he also medaled five times."

Geiger finished third in league play behind Campbell, the scoring champion, and Enumclaw's Tyler Salsbury.

The team also got big efforts from senior Greg Harris, juniors Griffin Lamb and Zac Wildin and freshman Vincent Vu.

"In two of our pivotable matches, Zac really came through," Calhoun added.

Against Decatur and Enumclaw, Wildin responded, notching a three-foot putt to beat the Hornets and shooting par on the final hole at Twin Lakes to beat the Gators.

Calhoun also credited the leadership skills of his three seniors.

"They really took the initiative," he said.

The Lions compete for state tournament berths on Monday and Tuesday in SPSL 3A medalist play at Gold Mountain Golf Course in Bremerton. The top-five finishers at the medalist tourney earn berths for May state play, with the next seven finishers earning a chance to compete for a spot at state at next spring's 3A bi-district tourney.

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