Rastovski shoots 2-under-par 69

JD Rastovski has dominated his opponents lately, taking a pair of medals in matches against Bremerton and Olympic this week. - Photo by Rogerick Anas
JD Rastovski has dominated his opponents lately, taking a pair of medals in matches against Bremerton and Olympic this week.
— image credit: Photo by Rogerick Anas

Sometimes, you just get the sense that you are going to have a great day.

That’s what Central Kitsap’s No. 1 golfer JD Rastovski felt after he knocked in an eagle on the first hole of a match against Bremerton High School Tuesday afternoon at Gold Mountain Golf Course.

“That’s the first eagle I’ve gotten in a tournament,” the freshman said after his match.

It was actually a round of many firsts for Rastovski. His final score on the Cascade Course was 2-under-par 69, the first time he had ever shot below 70 in a competition.

He also helped the Cougars (3-2 league, 5-2 overall) to the highest point total they have gotten all season with 141 points against Bremerton’s (3-4, 4-4) 114.

On the girl’s side of things, CK’s No. 1 girl Kim Sisley knocked home a first place finish. She pulled in a very respectable 2-over par after nine holes.

“We’ve had two consistent scorers this year in Kim and Vangie Robbins,” CK girls coach Murray Webb said.

“They are both year-round golfers. They’ve played the game since they were young and they are both good ball strikers.”

Vangie Robbins earned 26 points to help CK (5-1) gain 110 points over Bremerton’s 51 (1-5) on the girls’ side of things.

The loss on the boys’ side was very evident on the faces of Bremerton’s No. 1 and No. 2 golfers William Wallace and Ryan Hinrichson, both seniors.

“I’ve never lost by so many strokes in my life,” Wallace fumed after the final hole. “I am angry because I shot an 80 on my home course. I was putting pretty decent today, but I couldn’t hit any greens today.”

Wallace was surprised by the CK freshman’s performance.

“He had the round of his life today,” he said.

Hinrichson talked about a putt that Rastovski hit on the ninth hole.

“He made a putt that broke seven feet and trickled in,” he said.

Hinrichson himself hit a monster putt on the third hole, about 35 feet for a birdie and finished with an 84.

“I couldn’t hit a tee shot today,” he said. “I missed so many fairways. If you miss the fairways you can’t hit the greens.”

“I’m a little disappointed in the score of my boys today, BHS coach Chuck Huhta said. “I really thought going in we could beat these guys. But sometimes you get here and you don’t have it.”

For the girls, Bremerton’s No. 4 golfer Aneshia Savard said that her team had trouble calming down on their home course. They were actually playing a dual match against both Central Kitsap and Gig Harbor. The undefeated Tides edged CK 112-110.

“I think we were all a little tense. Central Kitsap and Gig Harbor are really good schools,” said Savard.

“It was neat to compete against girls at the top of the league and see what kind of skills you need to get to that level,” BHS girls coach Jeff Streck said.

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