Lady Bowmen have fun as they take on state's best
Sherwood High School junior Ally Plusquellec played at the Class 6A girls golf state tournament for the third straight year.
But this year was a little different, and Plusquellec was pretty happy about it.
Plusquellec, who played the past two years at state after qualifying as an individual, had her Lady Bowmen teammates playing beside her at this year's state tournament, held Monday and Tuesday at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks.
"I definitely don't feel as secluded," Plusquellec said with a laugh following Monday's first round. "I feel a lot more comfortable and relaxed, and it's more fun. We're just looking to have fun. We're excited to extend our season and have one last go-around four our seniors."
"It's fun, and it's a lot different," Sherwood senior Avery Gladheim said. "It's more intense than league, and I like that. I like being with my team. It's more fun."
The Sherwood girls finished in ninth place in the final team standings at the state tournament with a two-round score of 752 strokes, putting the Lady Bowmen five shots behind eighth-place Sprague.
Plusquellec led the way for the Sherwood girls at the state tournament. She finished in a tie for 27th place in the individual standings with a two-day score of 170.
In Monday's first round, Plusquellec carded an 87.
"It started rough. I did have fun, as much as I could, and we're all excited to be here together," she said on Monday. "I'm looking to start stronger tomorrow and lead in with the momentum I got at the end of playing today."
She did just that, shooting an 83 in Tuesday's second round.
Sherwood freshman Audrey Bonn finished in a tie for 44th with a two-round score of 186, which included an 89 in Monday's first round.
Gladheim tied for 51st with a score of 192, which included a 95 on Monday.
"It was fine," She said after Monday's round. "My putting was bad, but everything else was good. My driver was working."
Gladheim also sank a 20-foot putt, from off the green, on hole No. 18 during play on Monday.
Sherwood senior Chloe Knudson had a two-round score of 206, which included a 97 in Tuesday's second round. Lady Bowmen sophomore Camy Brinkley had a two-day total of 212.
Tigard High School junior Emma Grant, playing at the state tournament as an individual, finished in a tie for 58th place with a two-day score of 196, carding a 98 each day.
Jesuit won the girls state team championship. Summit senior Olivia Loberg was the individual state champion.
The Sherwood boys team played at the Class 6A tournament held Monday and Tuesday at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis.
The Bowmen finished in 10th place in the team standings with a two-day score of 645. Sherwood, after shooting a 329 in Monday's first round, improved to 316 on Tuesday.
Junior Mason Bonn led the way for Sherwood at the state tourney. He finished in a tie for 19th place with a score of 153, which included an even-par round of 71 on Tuesday.
Sherwood sophomore Colby Fox finished in a tie for 30th place with a score of 157, which included a 77 on Tuesday. Junior Jackson Bensel tied for 65th with a total of 166, which included an 81 on Tuesday. Senior Cade Dovenburg had a two-round score of 169, which included an 82 on Monday, and senior Nate Howes had a score of 180.
Jesuit won the Class 6A boys state team title, and Jesuit junior Andrew Reinhardt was the individual champion.