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Central Kitsap’s Brittany Kwon moved a step closer to defending her Class 3A girls golf state title.

Kwon had an opening day score of 73 on Tuesday at Indian Canyon Golf Course in Spokane.

Kwon has a one-stroke lead over Lauryn Nguyen of West Seattle and Mercer Island’s Gihoe Seo. Nguyen and Seo both shot a 74.

Kwon will tee off Wednesday at 8:57 a.m. along with Nguyen and Seo.

Also making the 3A cutoff was Bainbridge’s Kendall Havill, who shot an 87. She tees off at 7:54 a.m.

In the 2A boys, Bryce Kahle of Bremerton will tee off at 8:10 a.m. after shooting an 81 at the Columbia River GC in Richland.

Alyssa Ronquillo of Bremerton made the cut in the girls 2A at Horn Rapids Golf Course in Richland. Ronquillo shot a 98 and will tee off Wednesday at 7:46 a.m. Also making the cut was Olympic’s Brilee Triggs, who will tee off at 8:02 a.m. Kingston’s Delaney Olson tees off at 8:10 a.m.

In 1A boys, Garett Betzing of Klahowya tees off at 7:54 a.m. at Liberty Lake Golf Course, and teammate Aaron Phillips has an 8:03 a.m. tee time. For 1A girls, Klahowya’s Kate Streck made the cut, and will tee off in the second group at 8:51 a.m.

Ethan Heydel of Crosspoint will tee off at Hangman Valley Golf Course in Spokane at 7:39 a.m. while teammate Alex Weirth goes off at 8:15 a.m. Weirth shot a first-round score of 79, putting him tied for fifth in the 1B/2B classification.

Here’s how our local golfers fared after the first day;

Class 4A boys—Noah Gould, South Kitsap, 79 (T44); Drew Havili, South Kitsap, 81 (T54).
Class 3A boys—Andy Becker, Bainbridge, 81 (T46);
Class 3A girls—Brittany Know, Central Kitsap, 74 (1); Kendall Havill, Bainbridge, 87 (T23); Maggie Kelly, Central Kitsap, 104 (T71).
Class 2A boys—Bryce Kahle, Bremerton, 81 (T30), Luke Morris, North Mason, 85 (T44); Chris Duckworth, Olympic, 88 (T59); Malik Whitcher, Bremerton, 116 (80).
Class 2A girls—Delaney Olson, Kingston, 94 (T25); Brilee Triggs, Olympic, 96 (T29); Alyssa Ronquillo, Bremerton, 98 (T35); Zoie Matheny, Olympic, 105 (T54); Emily Dixon, Olympic, 119 (78); Samantha Henricks, North Kitsap, 120 (80).
Class 1A boys—Aaron Phillips, Klahowya, 83 (20); Garett Betzing, Klahowya, 83 (T23); Landon Betzing, Klahowya, 91 (T49).
Class 1A girls—Kate Streck, Klahowya, 99 (T36).
Class 1B/2B boys—Ethan Heydel, Crosspoint, 84 (T18); Charlie Jones, Crosspoint, 88 (25); Alex Weirth, Crosspoint 89.
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