Thurston County played host to the Washington Interscholastic Athletic Association’s state high school golf championships May 21-22. More than 400 of the state’s top golfers participated in tournaments held in Lacey, Olympia, and Tumwater.
The 3A boys state golf tournament was held at Indian Summer Golf & Country Golf, while the 3A girls state golf tournament was contested at the Hawks Prairie Golf Course. The Olympia Country & Golf Club hosted the 1A boys tournament. Tumwater Valley Golf Course held both the 1B/2B boys state tournament and the 1B/2B/1A girls state tournament.
Thurston County was selected primarily due to the efforts of Experience Olympia & Beyond and River Ridge High School Athletic Director Gary Larson, who worked with the WIAA to bring the five high school state golf tournaments to the area.