Four individuals finish in the top 6 as the Lakers shoot -1 as a team

The Lake Oswego varsity boys golf team and coach Jason Owens, stand with their medals, team trophy and score sheet at Trysting Tree in Corvallis following the team's state championship showing. The Lakers shot -1 as a team and won by 10 strokes.The Lake Oswego boys golf team lived up to the hype once again at the state tournament in Corvallis this week.

The Lakers entered as prohibitive favorites to capture another state title and came through in impressive fashion, shooting -1 as a team and placing four golfers in the top six individually.

With numbers like that, Lake Oswego was practically an invincible force at Trysting Tree over the two-day event.

The team was remarkably consistent. All four of its scoring players finished within two strokes of each other over 36 holes and no one had a single round higher than a 73 or lower than a 70.

The Madey brothers, Clayton and Cole, finished with identical scores of -1 for the event which was good enough for a tie for second place individually, five strokes behind Westview's Nick Baines, who clinched the state title with a second-round 67.

Alex Wrenn was just one stroke behind, finishing at even par and taking fifth place while Riley Elmes shot +1 and took sixth place.

As a team, Lake Oswego held off a strong showing from Westview by 10 strokes.

On Monday, Clayton Madey led the way for Lake Oswego. After a bogey on the first hole, Madey played the next 15 holes at -3 and would finish at -1 and in a tie for the lead on a crowded leaderboard.

On the second day, Madey was at even par until a double-bogey on the 12th hole.

However, he quickly made up that ground with a terrific eagle on the 15th hole.

Cole Madey had a wild first day of the tournament. He had seven birdies as he attacked the pins at Trysting Tree but he also had six bogeys and a double bogey for a round of 73.

He would then fire his team's best score of the tournament on Day 2. Madey had just one bogey and played the final 14 holes at -3 to end with a 70.

Alex Wrenn was perhaps the most consistent Laker golfer of the tournament. He shot two rounds at even par and narrowly missed finishing in a tie for second with his teammates with a bogey on the 18th hole on Tuesday.

Riley Elmes was just one shot back of Wrenn. He shot a 73 on Monday with three birdies and four bogeys and was even par on Tuesday.

Brock Anderson shot a 79 for Lake Oswego on Monday while Connor Tallman fired a 74 on Tuesday, playing the last seven holes at -1.

The Lakers should enter next season as strong contenders for another title as the team only loses Clayton Madey to graduation this year.

Lakeridge's lone representative at state, Jake Reiff continued his terrific end to the season by also tying for second place with the Madey's.

Reiff had a terrific start to the tournament and was -1 through 16 holes but finished the day at +2.

On Tuesday, Reiff had just one hole above par and fired four birdies to fly up the leaderboard early, shooting a 69 for the second-best individual round of the tournament and earning him a tie for the best finish by a Three Rivers League competitor.

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