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The girls golf team has a nice lead heading into the district match Monday, eye team championship

Canby High's girls golf team is one step closer to winning the Three Rivers League golf title after action Wednesday, May 5, at the OGA Members Course in Woodburn.

The team shot a score of 338 to easily outdistance West Linn, which shot 349 as a team. More importantly, the victory gives the Cougars an eight-point lead going into the district match Monday, May 10, at Stone Creek.

"They (girls) are super excited," coach Terry Bailey said. "I am so proud of them. I told these seniors when they started as freshmen that they could do something special if they worked hard and stuck with it. Considering how tough the Three Rivers League is, this is just an amazing thing for them to do."

PMG PHOTO: MILES VANCE - Canby High's Allison Bassett shot a 79 Wednesday, May 5, tying her with teammate Hannah Hughes, as a quartet of seniors have carried the golf team to the brink of a team title.

Allison Bassett and Hannah Hughes led the way, both carding 79s. They were followed by Tyler Olson at 81 and McKenna Moore at 99.

"This is one of the best teams for Canby in many years," Bailey said. "They worked hard and became such a great cohesive group, always cheering each other and supporting each other and believing they could do this. Hopefully, this success can carry over into next year, but replacing these seniors is going to be tough."

After Monday's district match, the Cougars will play in a culminating event May 17 at the OGA in Woodburn, which will feature teams from the PIL, Metro, Mt. Hood and Pacific conferences.

"It will be the best of the best and a fun event to make up for the state tournament not being held this year," Bailey said.

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