Cowirls finish fourth at Quail Run
Scores soared on Thursday at Quail Run Golf Course in La Pine, as no one in the five-team field girls golf tournament even approached par.
Bend easily won the tournament, posting a team total of 380 to finish 43 strokes ahead of second-place Mountain View, 423.
Crook County wound up fourth with a score of 479.
Bend's Kaylie Hayes came away with medalist honors, posting a 12-over-par round of 84, seven shots better than second-place Grace West, also of Bend.
The Cowgirls were led by Sammi Todd and Asia Layne, who tied for 17th overall with scores of 116.
Rounding out the team scoring for the Cowgirls were Jaylyn Smith, 120, and Alexa Edwards, 127.
Kaiya Eller also played in the event, finishing with a score of 130.
The tournament was the final event for the Cowgirls prior to the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Special District 1 Tournament, which is being played at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks.
The tournament, which started on Monday, will conclude today, with the top two teams and top five individuals qualifying for the state tournament, which will be held on the same course on Monday and Tuesday, May 14-15.
The District is made up of teams from Astoria, Catlin Gable, Corbett, Country Christian, Crook County, Gladstone, Horizon Christian, Molalla, Oregon Episcopal, Portland Christian, Riverdale, Scappoose, Seaside, Tillamook, Valley Catholic, Vernonia, and Warenton.
Oregon Episcopal and Valley Catholic represented the league at state a year ago, and both teams are expected to challenge for state berths again this year.
Macy Goehring, who has not played in either of the last two tournaments for the Cowgirls, was the team's lone state qualifier a year ago.
La Pine Invitational
At Quail Run Golf Course
Team scores — Bend 380, Mountain View 423, Ridgeview 427, Crook County 479, Redmond 497.
Medalist — Kaylie Hayes, Bend, 84.
Crook County (479) — Sammi Todd, 116. Asia Layne 116. Jaylyn Smith 120. Alexa Edwards 127. Kaiya Eller 131.