SVSJ preview: Mount Si boys’ golf team young, but hungry to compete in Kingco this fall

EDITOR’S NOTE: This wraps up our series this week of fall sports previews for Mount Si High School sports. We are looking at golf here. Coming up in an hour – previews and picks for tonight’s football games and other important information you will need to know for fall sports this season at both Mount Si and Cedarcrest High Schools.

Mount Si’s boys’ golf team is young, but with a number of returners, looks to be competitive this fall in the Kingco Conference.

Back coaching the Wildcats this fall is Brandon Proudfoot, and the local golf instructor will have a good group to work with this season. There are no seniors on the team this year, but several juniors who look to provide most of the leadership. That junior group is led by Sebastian Gant, Duncan Kelly and Marcus Deichman, and sophomore Reed Pattenaude also will look to provide solid contributions this fall for the Wildcats. Gant’s scores were the best among the competitors during their tryout tournament last week, so look for him to possibly be the number one golfer going into play next week. Pattenaude’s were not far behind, so he, too, could contend for that top spot among the Wildcats this season.

These youngsters will have some shoes to fill as the team lost several players from last season’s team, for the most part thanks to graduation, such as Sean Ballsmith, Mitch Gardunia and Erik Stai.

Kingco, as always, is loaded, with Mercer Island and Juanita looking to contend for the league crown this season. The Rebels’ top player, Frank Garber, is back, and he arguably is the best boys’ high school player in the state, and has been busy this summer competing against top regional competition in several events.

Mount Si starts the season up with a jamboree September 5, then opens their home schedule September 17 against Garber and the Rebels.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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