CCHS golfers get better as season unfolds
The Crook County High School boys golf team is playing their best golf of the year at just the right time.
The Cowboys shot their two best scores of the year this past week as they finished third in a trio of tournaments.
Monday, the Cowboys fired a round of 330 at Bend Golf and Country Club, then Friday the team shot their second best score of the year, a 353 at Eagle Crest Golf Course.
Summit won both tournaments with identical team scores of 294. Bend was second in both events, with a round of 317 on Monday and a score of 319 on Friday.
On Monday, the Summit JV team would have finished in second if they had counted in the scoring as they posted a score of 314. Ridgeview finished fourth on Monday with a round of 364, while Mountain View was fifth, 372, Redmond sixth, 383, and La Pine fourth with a score of 392.
Friday saw Mountain View take fourth with a score of 362, while Ridgeview was fifth, 369 and La Pine sixth with a score of 490.
Monday Summit's Brody Grieb earned medalist honors with a two-under-par round of 70. Summit's Ethan Jaehn was second with a round of 73, while Summit's Jack Simpson and Bend's James Bjorvik tied for third with scores of 74. Crook County's Hogan Smith tied for fifth with Bend's Parker Krovisky with a score of 75.
Other Crook County finishers on Monday were Palmer Smith, 80, Carlos Sanchez, 84, Cayden Lowenback, 91, and Alex Iverson, 92. Logan Faust and Tucker Bonner also competed as individuals, finishing with rounds of 95 and 101 respectively.
Friday Summit's Lucas Hughes took medalist honors with a three-under-par round of 69.
Krovisky, of Bend, was second with an even par round of 72, while Summit's Sam Renner was third with a round of 73.
Hogan Smith led the Cowboys with a round of 83, while Palmer Smith shot an 87, Sanchez, 88, Lowenbach, 95, and Bonner fired a round of 106.
The Cowboys have one event remaining, an unofficial state championship, which will be held at Pine Ridge Golf Course in Springfield on Wednesday, May 19.
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