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Bulldog girls contend for districts without full team, Beyer brothers lead the way for boys

PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn freshman Hilaria Trevino placed second at the Bulldogs home competition on May 3 and is looking to qualify for the state championship when she competes at the district event this week.The Woodburn girls golf team will not qualify for the state championship tournament this year as a full team. As it turns out, it may not matter.

With just three girls out for the varsity team this year, the Bulldogs don't have the requisite four-person squad when they travel to Santiam Golf Club for the Special District 2 championship, so the team — Hilaria Trevino, Ana Sanchez and Neyda Segura — will be competing as individuals this year.

However, with the OSAA canceling official state championships for the 2021 spring season, that left each individual classification to schedule and arrange its own season-ending tournament.

The 4A classification, which Woodburn belongs to, has been the most proactive about scheduling season-ending events and will host a state tournament at Trysting Tree Golf Club on May 18.

In typical years, the 4A girls teams combine with 3A, 2A and 1A teams to make their districts and state competitions. This year, the field will be composed entirely of 4A teams.

"It'll just 4A, which will be different for the girls, because the girls have had to play 1A-4A, which made it quite a bit tougher," Woodburn head coach Neil Wilhelm said.

That means a lot of the smaller private school teams like those from Salem Academy, Regis and Blanchet will not be at Woodburn's district championship, which was scheduled to take place Monday. For those golfers who advance to state, annual championship contenders like St. Mary's in Medford or Catlin Gabel will be absent as well, leaving a number of openings available for qualification and placement that wouldn't normally be available.

"I'm really excited that the 4A athletic directors have put that together," Wilhelm said about the district qualifier and state championship events. "Obviously without having a full four, (we) won't be able to go as a team. But all of (us) have a chance at finishing top 10 at districts next week and going as individuals."

Each of Woodburn's three golfers is playing varsity for the first time this year. Sanchez, who placed eighth at the Bulldogs' home competition on May 3, has the most high school experience after playing JV her freshman year in 2019.

Trevino and Sanchez are both freshmen. Trevino has been the team's most consistent golfer this year and placed second at the home meet behind state champion contender Yvonne Vinceri of Riverdale.

"Hilaria has been one or two in pretty much every tournament we've gone to," Wilhelm said.

PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn junior Ana Sanchez tees off on the third hole at OGA golf course on May 3, placing eighth at the competition.

Beyer Brothers lead Woodburn boys

The Woodburn boys feature a full team this year led by brothers Cole and Ty Beyer. The pair place first and second at last week's home competition, with senior Cole Beyer scoring a career-best 69 to place first and sophomore Ty Beyer coming in four strokes behind.

"That score is home field advantage," Wilhelm said. "But they've been doing good. Kind of mid upper 70s most of the year, but clearly they know that course really well and went out there and played fantastic."

Combined with senior Jordan Blem, who had a slightly off day with a 95, and the Bulldogs are in phenomenal shape heading into the district and state competition.

"Our one through three, including Jordan, have been pretty consistent," Wilhelm said after the match. "Yesterday wasn't one of Jordan's best rounds, but he has shot pretty good for us. Mid 80s, which gives us a real strong – about as strong a 1-2-3 punch at our level."

Elijah Leon's 106 put him in the middle of the pack as Woodburn's fourth varsity golfer, and Santiago Roque shot a 121 to round out the team. Roque and Harshiv Mistoy have been splitting time as the team's No. 5 on varsity.

The Bulldogs (343) won their home competition by a single stroke over Banks (344) before traveling to the coast on May 5 to compete at Salishan Golf Links, where the team shot 339 to win by a more comfortable margin over second-place Cascade (358).

The Beyer brothers shared the top score at Salishan, each shooting a 72, while Blem placed sixth at 86. Roque shot a 109 to shave 11 strokes off his score at OGA

PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn freshman Neyda Segura tees off on the second hole at OGA.

High School varsity golf

May 3 at OGA

Girls Team Scores

1. North Marion 415

2. Country Christian 475

Girls Individual Scores

Yvonne Vinceri, Riverdale 64

Hilaria Trevino, Woodburn 94

Mallory Patzer, North Marion 99

Vivan McCullough, North Marion 102

Laila Brooks, North Marion 106

Lana Shevchenko, North Marion 108

Bella Huffstetler, Country Christian 110

Ana Sanchez, Woodburn 114

Karlie Gilmer, Country Christian 116

Neyda Segura, Woodburn 116

Baylie Brotherton, North Marion 119

Liberty Peterson, Country Christian 121

Kennedy Grant, Country Christian 128

Boys Team Scores

1. Woodburn 343

2. Bank 344

3. Tillamook 368

4. Cascade 370

5. Junction City 412

6. Salem Academy 422

7. Sweet Home 438

8. Molalla 455

Boys Individual Scores

Cole Beyer, Woodburn 69

Ty Beyer, Woodburn 73

Elliot Lee, Tillamook 78

Aaron Brown, Banks 79

Ramsey Gordon, Cascade 82

Jason Cusic, Junction City 83

Isaac Mesecar, Salem Academy 85

Jake Walter, Bank 87

Ben Cost, Banks 88

Bo Wormington, Banks 90

Jack Brewer, North Marion 90

Izaah Zavalas, Cascade 91

Nick Gitchell, Tillamook 91

Tanner Hoskins, Tillamook 94

Jordan Blem, Woodburn 95

Colin Smittle, Cascade 95

John Cost, Banks 98

Carson Perry, Sweet Home 98

Austin Case, Molalla 100

Court Knabe, Junction City 101

Morgan Sands, Sweet Home 102

Ky Helmestrand, Cascade 102

Ben Hemelstrand 103

Peyton Rieger, Tillamook 105

Elijah Leon, Woodburn 106

Luke Molan, Salem Academy 107

Kaleb Malpass, Junction City 108

Tyson Ferrell, Molalla 113

Jaren Oglesby, Salem Academy 114

Hunter Kline, Salem Academy 116

Carson Hubbard, North Marion 116

Dakota Melvik, Sweet Home 116

Jackson Oglesby, Salem Academy 118

Hunter Crowley, Junction City 120

Carson McEachran, Molalla 120

Santiago Roque, Woodburn 121

Joseph Jimenez, Sweet Home 122

Michael Kyllo, Molalla 122

Colton Seals, Tillamook 124

Chet Garrett, Sweet Home 136


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