Lake Oswego girls golfers sweep to victory at Three Rivers League district tournament
The Three Rivers League's best girls golfers showed all of that — and more — during the two-day district tournament at Stone Creek Golf Club on Wednesday and Thursday, May 4-5.
In the end, Lake Oswego's girls set the pace at the event with a two-day total of 661 to win the 36-hole tournament, while West Linn finished second at 708.
The complete team scoring included: Lake Oswego 661, West Linn 708, Lakeridge 778, St. Mary's 904, Oregon City inc., Tigard inc., Tualatin inc.
With its TRL championship — regular-season results plus district — Lake Oswego qualified automatically for the Class 6A state tournament, set for May 16-17 at Emerald Valley Golf and Resort in Creswell. West Linn, Lakeridge and St. Mary's qualified for the Special District 2 regional tournament at the OGA Golf Course in Woodburn at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 10; competing against the second-, third- and fourth-place teams from the Mt. Hood Conference, the top two finishers will also qualify for the state tournament.
Individually, West Linn senior Bayler Brundage qualified for state after taking medalist honors for the Three Rivers League. She'll be joined by Tualatin's Maya Promwongsa, the second-place finisher in the TRL.
Headed to regionals as individuals are: Canby's Tyler Olsen, Tigard's Hailey Shimojima and Maya Zolkoske, and Oregon City senior Jayden Dorfler.
Lake Oswego — which shot 330-331—661 as a team — earned its top spot at district by notching four top-10 finishes and placing all five of its varsity players among the event's top 12. That group was led by senior Sophie McCoy and her second-place score of 76-81—157, and junior Cierra Ferguson, who placed sixth at 83-80—163.
"I feel good about my performance and our team's overall placement," Ferguson said. "It's been great to have such a competitive team where all five of our varsity players are solid golfers and I'm happy to see our hard work pay off."
The rest of the Lakers' lineup included: Berkeley Ward, ninth at 86-84—170; freshman Ansley Kang, 10th at 85-88—173; and freshman Olivia Mygrant, 12th at 92-86—178.
"The drastic change in weather conditions between the two days was hard to adjust for," Ferguson said. "We have had terrible weather all season, so having a dry day actually threw me off a bit. … Although scores in general went up on the second day, our team still played well and was able to secure the win."
For West Linn — which shot 336-372—708 — Brundage led the way as she has all season. Brundage, the TRL medalist, finished third at district after carding a score of 80-81—161.
"Overall, I feel like I left some shots out there, but my team did a great job getting some personal bests and playing really good golf," she said.
The rest of the Lions' lineup included: senior Kylie Zeman, eighth at 78-90—168; junior Josie McLaughlin, 15th at 88-101—189; freshman Anna Hansen-Neff, 16th at 90-102—192; and freshman Megan Strobbe, 17th at 99-100—199.
"We definitely had to mentally prepare for the rain the second day and wear some more rain-resistant gear, but we enjoyed the sun and took advantage the first day," Brundage said. "My team put up some great scores the first day and we battled (it out in) the rain on the second day."
For Lakeridge, freshman Jiyoon Pak led the way after placing 13th at district with an 87-98—185. She was followed by: junior Vega Baker, 14th at 98-88—186; senior Sydney Blem, 20th at 115-103—218; junior Libby Emory, who shot 97 on the first day; and sophomore Amalie Odegaard, who shot 100 on the second day.
For Oregon City, Dorfler shot 109-101—210, while teammate Taylor Miller went 108-124—232.
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