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JUST OUT OF THE RUNNING FOR LA GRANDE

REDMOND — The La Grande Tigers boys golf team finished four strokes out of a trophy Tuesday at the OSAA-U.S. Bank Class 3A Boys Golf State Championships.

La Grande finished in sixth place with a 656, behind the fourth-place tie between La Salle and Baker at 652.

Likewise, La Grande's Bill Waldrop and Tyler Tucker finished one stroke off the all-tournament team, tying for 12th place with 158s. They had the seventh-lowest score.

Sophomores Tucker and Waldrop had good days Tuesday to get into that position. Tucker had a 75, the fifth-best score of the day, on the par-72 Resort Course at the Eagle Crest Resort. Waldrop was sixth on the day with a 76.

"They both played very well. They were more focused and less stressed on the second day," La Grande coach Don McAndie said.

La Grande's Todd McAndie, a sophomore, was 17th with a 161 after shooting an 81 Tuesday. Senior Willie Vaughn was 50th with a 179 and a 91 on Tuesday.

Freshman Ricky Gloria shot an 81 Tuesday but signed for a wrong scorecard. He brought it to the officials' attention and disqualified himself.

"It took a lot of character and integrity to do that," Don McAndie said. "He did such a great job for us over the season that I can't thank him enough."

Tillamook won the state title with a two-stroke victory over Sisters. Digger Cokley of Astoria was the tournament champion with a two-day 151.

OSAA-U.S. Bank Class 3A Boys Golf State Championship

Tuesday, at Eagle Crest Resort, Resort Course, Redmond

Team scores — Tillamook 637, Sisters 639, Wilsonville 645, La Salle 652, Baker 652, La Grande 656, Hidden Valley 689, Scappoose 691, Astoria 696, Henley 702, Stayton 716, Newport 726, Siuslaw 727, Sutherlin 731, South Umpqua 732, Marist 733.

All-tournament — Digger Cokley, Astoria, 80-71–151; Myles Yost, La Salle, 81-72–153; Ryan Berning, Wilsonville, 77-76–153; Matt Marcum, Tillamook, 81-73–154; Craig Nelson, Valley Catholic, 78-76–154; Trever Phillips, Tillamook, 77-78–156; Christian Green, Sisters, 80-76–156; Sam Kane, North Valley, 76-80–156; Jack Sackos, Baker, 77-80–157; David Green, Sisters, 83-74–157; Sol Torrel, Hidden Valley, 78-79–157.

LA GRANDE (656) — Bill Waldrop 82-76–158, Tyler Tucker 83-75–158, Todd McAndie 80-81–161, Willie Vaughn 88-91–179, Ricky Gloria 96-DQ.

Tiger girls end up 13th

REDMOND — The La Grande Tigers finished 13th Tuesday at the OSAA-U.S. Bank Class 3A/2A/1A Girls Golf State Championships.

The Tigers shot a 796, led by Kelli Greenough's 21st-place score of 179 on the Eagle Crest Resort's Ridge Course.

Carrie Waldrop shot 206, Nicole Lewis shot 208 and Sommer Presley shot 212.

Bess Buzzard and Kacey Evins combined for a two-day 217.

OSAA-U.S. Bank Class 3A/2A/1A Girls Golf State Championships

Tuesday, at Eagle Crest Resort, Ridge Course, Redmond

Team scores — Marist 663, Molalla 709, St. Mary's 748, Tillamook 752, Reedsport 753, Taft 757, Seaside 759, Phoenix 760, La Salle 782, Astoria 783, Estacada 784, Siuslaw 785, La Grande 796, Ontario 800, Burns 806, Riverside 835, Elmira 866, Sisters 942.

All-tournament — Meredith Jones, Marist 79-73–152; Rachel Rice, Riddle, 79-76–155; Anna Jaramillo, Ontario, 77-81–158; Leslie Wheeler, Reedsport, 83-80–163; Emily Vaugh, Reedsport, 84-79–163; Megan Budge, Marist, 85-79–164; Lauren Beyer, Molalla, 78-86–164; Kelly Alexander, Brookings-Harbor, 78-86–164; Lia Kim, Oregon Episcopal, 84-81–165; Esther Guisinger, Molalla, 88-79–167.

LA GRANDE (796) — Kelli Greenough 89-90–179, Carrie Waldrop 98-108–206, Nicole Lewis 104-104–208, Sommer Presley 104-108–212, Bess Buzzard/Kacey Evins 118-99–217.

ENTERPRISE — Kayla Miller 92-97–189.

Enterprise takes fourth

WOODBURN — Enterprise did not win its fourth-straight state boys golf title, but the team did not go home empty-handed.

Enterprise won the fourth-place trophy at the OSAA-U.S. Bank Class 2A/1A Boys Golf State Championships with a 688 on the OGA Members Course at Tukwila.

Kyle Crawford led Enterprise with a 161, followed by Cory Siebe's 162, Derek Huff's 182 and Nathan Slinker's 188.

Grady Rawls got sick during Monday's opening round and did not complete the tournament.

Enterprise had won the three previous state titles.

OSAA-U.S. Bank Class 2A/1A Boys Golf State Championship

Tuesday, at OGA Members Course, Woodburn

Team scores — Santiam Christian 327-335–662, Blanchet 331-337–668, Vernonia 335-334–669, Enterprise 343-345–688, Heppner 360-340–700, Catlin Gabel 357-347–704, Gold Beach 355-351–706, St. Mary's 372-354–726.

All-tournament — Nic Caplan, St. Mary's, 76-78–154; Ben Sisler, Santiam Christian, 79-76–155; Jeff Nigro, Santiam Christian, 76-83–159; Kevin Drake, Heppner, 84-76–160; Fred Fulmer, Vernonia, 81-79–160.

ENTERPRISE (688) — Kyle Crawford 79-82–161, Cory Siebe 84-78– 162, Derek Huff 92-90–182, Nathan Slinker 88-100–188, Grady Rawls WD.

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