Lake Oswego girls win Three Rivers League tournament at Tualatin Country Club
It was a Monday in Three Rivers League golf, and that meant that golfers were confronted with:
A) An earthquake
B) A hurricane
C) A snowstorm
D) Consistent, soaking rain
On this day — a week after the operative choice was "C" — the TRL's girls golfers ended up with "D" during their 18-hole tournament at Tualatin Country Club on Monday, April 18.
In the end, Lake Oswego's girls walked off with the tournament title, finishing with a team score of 332 to beat second-place West Linn's 350. The complete team scoring: Lake Oswego 332, West Linn 350, Lakeridge 358, Canby 451, Oregon City inc., Tualatin inc., St. Mary's inc., Tigard inc.
"Our team has consistently shown up strong for all league matches and today was no different," said Lake Oswego senior Sophie McCoy, who finished second overall after shooting a 3-over-par 75 at Tualatin. "This was our third consecutive win, and everyone came ready to play. We played with our hearts, stayed positive and finished strong."
McCoy's round was highlighted an even-par 36 on the front nine that featured birdies on the second and ninth holes.
"I'm pleased with my performance today," McCoy said. "I played strong and was very consistent with my putter. (The) weather conditions were tough, but I was able to persevere, stay focused on my game and had fun doing it."
The rest of the Lakers' varsity results included: junior Cierra Ferguson, fifth overall at 82; freshman Ansley Kang, seventh overall at 86; freshman Olivia Mygrant, 89; and freshman Kate Kochavatr 95.
For second-place West Linn, the Lions saw senior Bayler Brundage step up to win medalist honors with a 2-over-par 74 in the day's rainy, windy conditions. Her round included one birdie on the front side and two on the back when she went 1-over-par on the final nine.
"I feel like I played pretty good considering the rain and wetter conditions," Brundage said. "They were a good challenge."
The rest of the Lions varsity results included: senior Kyle Zeman, seventh overall at 86; freshman Megan Strobbe, 94; freshman Anna Hansen-Neff, 96; and freshman Alyssa Riehm, 98.
"I think my team did a great job of battling the conditions," Brundage said. "We had fun and overcame the rain and posted some good scores in the end."
For third-place Lakeridge, freshman Jiyoon Pak and junior Vega Baker both posted top-six finishes, with Pak fourth overall at 78 and Baker sixth with an 83.
"All five of my players felt like they played well under the difficult conditions," said Lakeridge coach Nelson Neal, noting that Pak's score was 20 strokes better than her performance in Week One. "Each one of them shot a personal best score in this match."
The rest of the Pacers' varsity results included: junior Libby Emory, 98; sophomore Amalie Odegaard, 99; and senior Sydney Blem, 99.
Oregon City fielded just two players on Monday, with senior Jayden Dorfler finishing at 105, while sophomore Taylor Miller carded a 119.
The rest of the day's top-10 finishers included: Tualatin's Maya Promwongsa, third at 77; Canby's Tyler Olson, seventh at 86; and Tigard's Hailey Shimojima, 10th at 87.
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