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LOW TIGER: Mavric Goss led the Tigers to a ninth-place finish against some of the best golf teams in the state Thursday in a tournament in Prineville. Goss scored an 84 to lead the shorthanded La Grande team. CASEY KELLAS / The Observer
PRINEVILLE -- La Grande’s boys golf team competed shorthanded against some of the best teams in the area Thursday, and finished in ninth place with a team score of 377.
Summit won with a 308, while Redmond came in second at 325. Summit’s ‘B team” finished third (344), Bend (350) placed fourth and Pendleton (353) came in fifth.
There were 14 teams competing in the tournament.
“It was chilly and really windy. The wind actually blew the ball off the greens a couple of times,” coach Ron Evans said.
The Tigers were competing without two players who are on the state choir trip, so Evans had to bring two freshmen to fill the void.
Mavric Goss led the team with an 84, while Daniel Seymour shot an 86. Jake Girard fired a 95 for LHS. Freshmen Craig Wallace carded a 112 and Andrew Branen shot a 119.
“The greenskeeper put the pins in some nasty places. But all in all it was good. It was a wonderful experience for those freshmen,” Evans said.
The Tigers will return to the course Monday for the district tournament at Buffalo Peak in Union. The action is scheduled to start at 10 a.m.