The Cougars have a very real chance to battle for a league title this year behind three much-improved seniors

Led by a trio of seniors, the Canby High girls golf team is putting together a good season thus far.

Allison Bassett, Hannah Hughes and McKenna Moore have all worked hard to hone their game, according to coach Terry Bailey. That work has proven fruitful.

"It has been a long time since Canby has been able to compete for a league title," Bailey said. "The Three Rivers League is tough and West Linn has been the dominant force for the past nine years, never losing a match, with Lake Oswego right behind."

But things may be changing behind those three seniors.

FILE PHOTO - The Canby High girls golf team is eyeing a possible league title behind three much-improved seniors.

At its first league match, the Cougars emerged with the win as Bassett, Hughes and Moore combined with Tyler Olsen to take first place.

"It was an amazing thing to do and proved that all their hard work is paying off," Bailey said.

Bassett led the way with an 18-hole total of 92, followed by Hughes (100), Olson (102) and Moore (118).

At its second league meet, the Cougars finished third, but only nine strokes behind Lake Oswego. Bassett and Hughes both shot 99, Olson carded a 100, and Moore tallied 116.

"It's going to be a great finish to see if Canby can win the title this year," Bailey said. "We currently sit in second and Lake Oswego will not be able to post team scores the rest of the season, so it will come down to Canby and West Linn. Right now Canby has a four-point lead over West Linn going into our home match at Willamette Valley CC."

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