July 31, 2009
Mike Rutledge has another state championship on his resume, although he managed this one all by himself.
Just three months after helping the Mount Si boys golf team snare the Class 3A state title, the Fall City teenager captured the WJGA boys state championship at Glendale Country Club July 31. The title capped a furious three-day run on three different courses for Rutledge.
“It’s pretty cool,” he said. “It’s been a good year for me.”
Playing in the 16-17 age division, Rutledge topped everyone else in the tournament with his 72-70-73 – 215. He was even par for the three days, as well as the final round.
Rutledge’s closest competitors – Kent Hagen from Covington and Zach Wanderscheid from Goldendale – were each two shots back.
July 29, 2009
Three Mount Si boys golfers qualified last week for the Washington Junior Golf Association state tournament with district performances.
All three — Bradley Harrelson, Jack Kelly and Mike Rutledge — were able to qualify in the 17-18 age bracket at Willows Run Golf Course in Redmond. They will compete at state July 29-31 at Glendale Country Club in Bellevue.
At districts, Harrelson managed to tie for third place by stroking a 71-72 — 143, which was -1 under par. Rutledge wasn’t too far behind him, coming up with a 71-74 — 145. Kelly posted a 77-72 — 149.
The trio has had quite a successful last year. After leading Mount Si to a conference championship in the fall, they were key components in the Wildcats winning the Class 3A state title.
June 2, 2009
At the start of the first day, it appeared the Mount Si boys golf team had a chance to capture its first ever state championship.
By the middle of the final day, there wasn’t even any doubt left.
The Wildcats took advantage of a strong showing on the opening day of the Class 3A state boys golf tournament and ran away with the title May 28 at Meadow Springs Country Club in Richland.
Mount Si scored three individuals in the top 10 and finished with 113 points, throttling runner-up Camas by 33.5 points.