Lone representative for Crook County moves up from 21st after day one

The Crook County High School girls golf team has competed in the state championships each year since 2011, earning four trophies in the process, including a second-place finish in 2016.LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Crook County junior Macy Goehring, who is shown in a previous event, was the lone Cowgirl qualifier to the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A State Golf Championships. Goehring finished 16th in the final standings with rounds of 99-93-192.

However, the team finished third at this year's regional tournament, just missing a return trip to the championships.

That left Macy Goehring, who finished third at regionals as the lone Crook County entrant in this year's state championships.

Goehring struggled at times on Monday during the first round of the tournament, which was held at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, finishing the day with a score of 99.

That placed the Crook County junior 21st going into the second day of the tournament.

Despite poorer playing conditions on day two, Goehring fired a score of 93 on day two to finish with a two-day total of 192 and move up to 16th place in the final standings.

Trinity McCarthy, of La Grande, took an early lead and was never headed as she won the tournament with a four-over-par total of 71-75 — 146.

Kaylee Wu, of St. Mary's, rebounded from a below average first day to finish in second with scores of 79-76 — 155. Teammate Staesha Flock wound up third with a score of 81-75 — 156. She was followed by Tori Suto, of Wallowa/Joseph, with scores of 84-77 — 161. Rounding out the top five was Katie Goodwin, of Blanchet Catholic, with a score of 82-82 — 164.

Behind the solid performances of Wu and Flock, St. Mary's won their second consecutive state title, posting rounds of 351-355 — 706. Heppner/Ione was a distant second with a score of 372-368 — 740. Oregon Episcopal finished in third with scores of 393-374 — 767. They were followed by Blanchet Catholic, 385-395 — 780, La Grande, 387-419 — 806, and Valley Catholic, 405-403 — 808. Rounding out the team scoring were Taft, 821, Newport, 839, and Phoenix, 923.

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