Tigard and Tualatin boys and girls golfers will represent at the state golf championships later this month.
The Tigard boys won the Three Rivers League championships held May 4-5 at Stone Creek Golf Course in Oregon City, with a two-day total of 607. Lake Oswego was second at 621, West Linn was third with 645, followed by Oregon City 727, Canby 732, Tualatin 735, and Lakeridge (incomplete).
Individually, the Tigers grabbed the tournament's top three spots with senior Max Niemi and freshman Jennings Oelke finishing tied for first with a two-day total of 151, while junior Douglas Bailey was third at 152, senior Connor Henderson was eighth at 156, and senior Kevin Brown was 11th at 159.
The weather played a major role in the tournament, with wind, rain and standing water affecting players for much of both days.
With its TRL championship — regular-season results plus district — Tigard qualified automatically for the Class 6A state tournament, set for May 16-17 at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis. Lake Oswego, West Linn and Canby 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.
In the girls Three Rivers League championships, too held at Stone Creek on May 4-5, Tualatin sophomore Maya Promwongsa took home individual honors with scores of 71-84, edging Lake Oswego's Sophie McCoy (76-81) and West Linn's Bayler Brundage (80-81).
Tigard's Hailey Shimojima finished 11th, shooting 86-90.
Lake Oswego won the team competition with a two-day total of 661, with West Linn tallying 708, Lakeridge 778, Canby 886, St. Mary's 904, and Oregon City, Tigard and Tualatin having incomplete scores.
The OSAA 6A Girls State Golf Championships are scheduled for May 16-17 at Emerald Valley Golf & Resort in Creswell.
Miles Vance contributed to this story.
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