The freshman earns the second-best score on his team April 7-8 in Springfield.

Blake Netter captured the first top-10 finish of his inaugural spring with the Corban men’s golf team April 7-8 during the Northwest Christian Invitational tournament at Springfield Country Club in Springfield, Ore.

The recent Canby High School alumnus posted a score of 73-78-76 (227) to take 10th place on the individual leaderboard in a Blake Netterfield of 44 players. At 11 strokes over par through three rounds, Netter turned in the Warriors’ second-best score of the tournament.

Northwest Christian’s Tyler Falk earned medalist honors with a two-under 214, edging Concordia’s Kolton Kyne (216). Concordia (870) cruised past Northwest Christian (906) for the team title.

Corban, which finished in fourth place in Springfield with a three-round score of 923, took third place in the Cascade Collegiate Conference regular-season standings with a 12-round total of 3,741 strokes.

The league championships are slated for April 21-22 at River Bend Golf Course in Wilder, Idaho.

Netter, a 5-foot-9 freshman who is the son of Nick and Jamie Netter, was averaging 79.9 strokes per round through 21 rounds with Corban, including 12 during the fall season.

The intended business major shot an 84-75 (159) in two rounds April 12-13 at the Willamette Spring Thaw tournament at Broken Top Golf Club in Bend, where former Canby teammate Nathan Pellatz represented Linfield with an 84-88 (172).

During his standout high school career, Netter averaged 76.65 strokes per round, qualified for the state championships three times and helped the Cougars secure a team berth last season for the first time since 2010.

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