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Arlington boys top Wesco North
Lindley co-medalist, Eagles win second regional title in five years
EVERETT — It's safe to say that Arlington boys golf has met every goal it has set out for the 2010 season thus far.
The Eagles won their second Wesco North championship in five years in what has become typical fashion, with depth far exceeding the rest of the region May 12 at Legion Memorial Golf Course in Everett.
"This is just another goal that we set at the beginning of the year," said Arlington coach Jack Greaves. "And these guys keep playing well."
Leading the way for the Eagles was Jack Lindley, who was in a four-way tie for regional medalist, shooting a 76. Lindley was the Eagles' No. 3 golfer going into the tournament.
"That's the thing about this team. They all expect so much of themselves and there are a lot of guys who are golf-only players," Greaves said. "In any day we could have a different guy win a tournament."
Arlington scored a 391, and was the only team to score under 400 with Lake Stevens shooting a second-place 402. Along the way, the Eagles qualified five players for the district tournament, which is scheduled for May 17 and 18 at Everett Country Club.
Playing almost as if they were in a pack, Arlington finished its top four players within four strokes. Following Lindley was Anthony Allen at 77 and Brandon Heise at 78.
"I'm excited because we get to send a number of guys to districts and go against the best teams in the Western Conference," Greaves said. "Kamiak and Jackson are the best teams and we've been watching them all year. They've put up better scores than we have, but we're ready to see them in person."
Also punching a ticket to districts were Casey Corcoran, who shot a 79, Levi Larson, who shot an 81 and Austin Allen, who shot an 85.
"We've just kept meeting our goals," said Greaves. "It started with winning a league tournament, then it was shooting under 400 and then under 300."
Arlington won six consecutive team matches during regular season play and despite having more than half the team being underclassmen, that success has transfered over to the postseason.
"They may not have high school experience, but a lot of these guys have played in junior golf tournaments, and they don't see themselves as inexperienced," Greaves said.