PURPLE & GOLD CLUB
Rob Rashell, a 1994 LSHS graduate, was an excellent student, a charismatic leader, and a key player on Lake Stevens’ basketball team, but it was in the sport of golf that he truly excelled. During his four years as a varsity golfer, Rob set a school record by medaling in seventeen different matches; he averaged a school record 77 strokes per round his senior year; and, functioning almost as though he were a second coach on the team, led Lake to a league championship in 1994.
However, it was not until college that Rob’s golf game truly began to blossom. Walking on at the University of Washington in 1996, Rob eventually became one of its top performers. By the time Rob graduated he was second in all-time top 10 finishes at the UW; earned 2nd team All Pac 10 honors in 1996 and 1997; and was twice named to the All-West Regional 1st team. Also, finishing his amateur career with a flourish, Rob won the 1997 Washington State Amateur Championship.
As a professional golfer Rob has had numerous outstanding performances. He finished first in the 2001 Arizona open; he is a three-time Gateway Tour winner; and he played on the European Tour in 2004 and 2005, highlighted by a second place finish at the Maderia Island Open. In 2004 Rob earned a spot on the PGA Tour by finishing second at the PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament, and in 2005 Rob finished 42nd in the prestigious United States Open Championship.
Tenacious, talented, and mentally tough, Rob Rashell embodies all the traits needed to succeed as an amateur or professional golfer, and Lake Stevens is proud to add him to our Hall of Fame.