RSS golf team wins stateside

The RSS golf team won two of its final four club tournaments to finish the American portion of the high school schedule.

The Rossland Secondary School golf team battled the elements as well as the opposition on its way to winning two of its final four club tournaments to finish the American portion of the high-school schedule.

The RSS team, comprised of Tyler and Braden McKay, Brenan Moroney, and Jeff Ashton, finished first in the Chewelah Invite on Friday where 21 teams and 95 players registered.

It was the second team win of the spring for a Rossland team, that also scored two other top 10 finishes in the past month.

Moroney shot low score for Rossland placing fourth overall with a score of 76, while Braden and Tyler both tied for eighth.

The performance of the day came from Ashton playing in the fourth spot. The young golfer tied for 22nd with his lowest round of the year, an 87, to help the team to victory.

RSS’s first win of the year came under less than ideal weather conditions at the Deer Park International tournament two weeks earlier, where they triumphed over 17 teams.

“In team golf, there are five players and normally the top four scores count,” explained team spokesman Rob McKay. “In Deer Park the format was slightly different with all five scores counting.”

Tyler McKay shot the low score of the day, taking home the medalist trophy with an even par round of 72, while brother Braden tied for third with a 74 and Moroney took seventh place with a 77. Ashton and Nathan McKay rounded out the scoring for the winning team.

On Apr. 13, RSS participated in the Colville Invite. With road closures the team arrived just in time to tee off, and without a warm up, hit the links in very cold, snowy conditions yet finished in a very respectable fourth place.

Rossland’s top performer was Grade-9 golfer Braden McKay whose 76 was good for fourth overall.

Then on Thursday RSS played in the Palouse Ridge Invite that brings in some of the top 4A teams from all over Washington, Idaho and Oregon.

Twenty-six teams, and 126 players participated with RSS finishing in seventh place.

Moroney posted an even par round of 72 good for sixth overall, while Tyler and Braden McKay tied for 17th, shooting 3-over, 75.

 

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