North Creek’s Knox notches state spot for second year

North Creek senior Ryan Knox qualified for the 4A state golf tournament for the second consecutive season. At the 36-hole 4A KingCo medalist and state-qualifier tournament on Oct. 15 at Snohomish Golf Course, Knox finished fourth overall with an even-par 71-73-144. State will take place in May. Knox — who earned first-team all-4A KingCo honors — finished third in the medalist tournament with a 1-under 71 to begin the long day. He was the top individual qualifier for state as 4A KingCo was limited to four total individual qualifiers. First-place Redmond and runner-up Mount Si qualified for state as the two 4A KingCo teams. North Creek was awarded the 4A KingCo team sportsmanship award for the season. Photo courtesy of Tony Olney