Cowboy golfers in a third-place groove
The Crook County Cowboys finished in third place in a pair of golf tournaments this past week.
Tuesday, the Cowboys posted a score of 354 to finish behind Summit and Bend at the Mountain View Invitational, which was held at Awbrey Glenn Golf Course in Bend. Then on Friday, the Cowboys once again finished behind Summit and Bend at the Summit Invitational, which was held at Widgi Creek Golf Course.
Summit ran away with both tournaments, posting a team score of 286 on Tuesday and a round of 290 on Friday. Meanwhile, Bend finished with scores of 330 on Tuesday and 339 on Friday, while Crook County had a score of 354 on Tuesday but fell to a score of 383 on Friday.
Rounding out the scoring Tuesday in the seven-team tournament were Mountain View, 373, Ridgeview, 376, Redmond, 412, and La Pine, 480.
On Friday, just five teams played at Widgi Creek, with Mountain View finishing fourth with a round of 409, while La Pine finished fifth with a score of 713.
Summit swept the first three individual places on Tuesday, with Sam Renner winning with a five-under par round of 67. Lucas Hughes finished second with a 70, while Ethan Jaehn was third with a round of 76. Bend's Parker Krovisky finished fourth with a round of 76.
Hogan Smith was the first Crook County golfer, finishing in a tie for 13th place with a round of 87. Palmer Smith and Cayden Lowenbach were close behind, tying for 15th with identical scores of 88.
Other Crook County golfers included Carlos Sanchez with a round of 91 and Logan Faust, who finished with a score of 104.
Friday, Hughes won for Summit with a two-under-par round of 70. Teammates Ethan Jaehn, 72, Jakob Hansen, 72, and Jack Simpson, 76, took the next three places.
Once again, the first finisher not from Summit was Krovisky, who placed fifth with a round of 77.
Crook County was led by Hogan and Palmer Smith, who tied for 10th with rounds of 87. Carlos Sanchez was next in for the Cowboys with a round of 90.
Lowenbach did not compete on Friday as he was at a college visitation, and the Cowboys missed him in the tournament. Lowenbach has shot in the 80s every tournament so far this year. His score was replaced by Faust, who finished with a round of 119, while the team's fifth and final golfer, Carson Smith struggled in with a round of 136.
The Cowboys played at Indian Creek Golf Course in Hood River on Monday, then do not play the rest of the week.
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