For the next nine holes, Jake Archambeau just wants to hit in the high 30s.
After that, well, there’s league, and districts, and Archambeau will just have to see what happens from there. “If all goes well, maybe I can make it to state,” he says.
Archambeau, like fellow senior and Mount Si High School golf leader Tanner Simpson, has spent a lot of time around the greens this summer—Jake was busy shining carts at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course, while Tanner worked at Mount Si Golf.
For his third varsity year, Archambeau was excited to be back in the game with a deep and talented, reloaded squad. With the return of school, “it gives you something to look forward to.”
Besides these two leaders, the Mount Si squad includes seniors Duncan Kelly, Sebastian Gant and Marcus Deichman, juniors Reed Pattenaude, Mac Smith and Joe Steenvoorde, sophomores Mitchell Dover, Alex Nelson, Jimmy Jacobson, Nick McAlister, Jake Karavias, Collin Anderson, Skyler Cooper, Brady Anderson, and talented freshmen Peter Yoshikawa and Gavin Gorrell.
Head coach Brandon Proudfoot is in a strong position this year. Frequent qualifying matches and an improved ability to swing players between varsity and junior varsity will mean a consistently deep squad.
“We didn’t lose any guys from last year,” said Simpson.
On every one of his free days this summer, Simspon got out on the course.
“Golf is relaxing,” he says. “If something stressful is going on, I play. It clears my mind.”
Jake Archambeau, third year varsity player for Mount Si.
Mount Si Boys Golf schedule
Wednesday, Sept. 18
• Mount Si with Bellevue, Liberty and Sammamish at Bellevue Muncicipal, 3 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 23
• Mount Si at Juanita, Wayne Golf Course, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Sept. 25
• Mount Si hosts Interlake, 3 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 30
• Mount Si hosts Sammamish, 3 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 3
• Mount Si at Lake Washington, Bellevue Municipal, 3 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 7
• Mount Si at Bellevue, Overlake Club, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 9
• Mount Si hosts Mercer Island, 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 15
• Mount Si hosts Liberty, 3 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 21
Conference tournament at Snohomish Golf Course, 8 a.m.