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MISSION — "Horrible" weather couldn't cool off the La Grande Tigers boys golf team Tuesday at the district tournament.

"Not only did we win the district but we took the top four spots," La Grande coach Don McAndie said after La Grande blasted past the competition in winning the Greater Oregon League tournament and advancing to state for the second time at the Class 3A level.

Bill Waldrop shot a 76 Tuesday on the Wildhorse Golf Course, giving him a two-day, nine-over-par 153 and medalist honors.

Waldrop, a sophomore, was four strokes behind teammate Todd McAndie, another sophomore, for the lead after Monday's 18 holes.

"Bill Waldrop had a district career day today," Don McAndie said. "He just played steady."

Todd McAndie shot an 82 and finished with a two-day 155, good for second place. Sophomore Tyler Tucker and senior Willie Vaughn had identical 79s and 158s to tie for third.

Even freshman Ricky Gloria, with a two-day 166, earned praise.

"That was a great score for him, (this) being his very first (district) tournament for a freshman," Don McAndie said.

It didn't snow on the golfers Tuesday, but the wind and cold affected everybody, the coach said.

The Tigers had a 624 as a team. Baker was second at 650 and will join La Grande Monday and Tuesday at the Class 3A state tournament at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond. Also making the trip will be Riverside's Joel Strebin, who was fifth at district and qualified for state as an individual.

Greater Oregon League District Boys Golf Championship

Tuesday, at Wildhorse Golf Course, Mission

Team scores — La Grande 624, Baker 650, Ontario 694, Vale 723, McLoughlin 726, Riverside 735, Burns 747, Grant Union inc.

Medalists — Bill Waldrop, LG, 77-76–153; Todd McAndie, LG, 73-82–155; Tyler Tucker, LG, 79-79–158; Willie Vaughn, LG, 79-79–158; Joel Strebin, Riverside 80-78–158.

LA GRANDE (624) — Ricky Gloria 82-84–166.

Girls win second straight

MISSION — The La Grande girls golf team has won back-to-back district titles.

La Grande shot a 412 Tuesday at the Wildhorse Golf Course, giving it a two-day 820 and its second district title at the Class 3A level.

"Needless to say, the scores were higher than normal due to the blustery conditions," La Grande coach Candy Brooks said.

Ontario, led by tournament medalist Anna Jaramillo's 171, was second at 866 and will join La Grande at the Class 3A/2A/1A state tournament Monday and Tuesday at the Eagle Crest Resort in Redmond.

La Grande finished fourth at state a year ago after leading following the first day.

The Tigers' Kelli Greenough, a junior, was second with a 177, and senior Carrie Waldrop was fifth at 203.

La Grande also got a 207 from sophomore Nicole Lewis and a 237 from senior Sommer Presley.

Enterprise was third Tuesday at 878 and will send freshman Kayla Miller to state after she finished fourth with a 195.

Enterprise's Kayla Stoffel shot a 220, Cami Conrad came in at 213, Tera Phinney had a 266 and Shayla Thompson carded a 257.

"It should have been a ski competition rather than a golf tourney," Enterprise coach Kathy Siebe said. "All the kids that finished deserved a medal."

District 4-3A/2A/1A Girls Golf Championship

Tuesday, at Wildhorse Golf Course, Mission

Team scores — La Grande 408-412–820, Ontario 430-436–866, Enterprise 439-439–878, Baker 481-462–943, Nyssa 519-517–1,036, Vale 562-509–1,071, Wallowa 540-542–1,082.

Medalists — Anna Jaramillo, Ont, 87-84–171; Kelli Greenough, LG, 85-92–177; Cassie Scrivner, Bak, 98-93–191; Kayla Miller, Ent, 98-97–195; Carrie Waldrop, LG, 98-105–203.

LA GRANDE (820) — Nicole Lewis 102-105–207, Sommer Presley 123-114–237, Kacey Evins DQ-110.

ENTERPRISE (878) — Kayla Stoffel 109-111–220, Cami Conrad 108-105–213, Tera Phinney 140-126–266, Shayla Thompson 124-133–257.

UNION — Jennifer Clements 158-178–336.

Enterprise has 4 in a row

MISSION — For the fourth time in four years, Enterprise won a District 4-2A/1A boys golf district championship.

"It's awfully nice to win a district title," Enterprise coach Mike Crawford said after his team scored a two-day 669 for a 33-stroke win over Heppner.

Crawford's son, Kyle, won medalist honors after shooting a 76 Tuesday for a two-day 160. Kyle Crawford was seven strokes behind teammate Cory Siebe, who led after a first-day 77

"I know Cory's disappointed and he didn't have his best day," Enterprise coach Mike Crawford said. "The conditions were tough. Kyle pressed yesterday and today Cory did. It was unfortunate for Cory and good for Kyle today.

"It's not a bad problem to have two good players."

Enterprise will go for its fourth-straight Class 2A/1A state title Monday and Tuesday at the OGA Members Course at Tukwila in Woodburn.

Union finished fifth with a 770, led by Jordi Steenstra's 185. The Bobcats' top four golfers all shot in the 90s both days.

"We broke 400 both days, which was better than they did last year," Union coach Dave Spurgeon said. "All of the kids have improved a lot. It doesn't always show in their scores."

District 4-2A/1A Boys Golf Championship

Tuesday, at Wildhorse Golf Course, Mission

Team scores — Enterprise 339-330–669, Heppner 351-351–702, Echo 368-359–727, Adrian 366-363–729, Union 378-392–770, Nyssa 395-390–785, Umatilla 395-401–796, Wallowa 401-404–805, Condon-Wheeler 405-424–829, Imbler 451-inc.

Medalists — Kyle Crawford, Ent, 84-76–160; Cory Siebe, Ent, 77-85–162; Kevin Drake, Hep, 85-80–165; Jason Sperr, Echo, 87-86–173.

ENTERPRISE (669) — Derek Huff 88-86–174, Grady Rawls 91-83–174, Nathan Slinker 90-94–184.

UNION (770) — Jordi Steenstra 90-95–185, Josh Smith 94-99–193, Brian Kausler 96-99–195, Josh Steenstra 98-99–197, Jared Baxter 108-106–214.

WALLOWA (805) — Joe McDaniel 96-95–191, Ryan Harshfield 97-102–199, Nathan Swift 98-102–200, Tim Robinson 110-105–215, Jeremy McCulloch 128-inc.

IMBLER — Paul Forester 107-102–209, Chase Kirkland 105-112–217, Adam Gorham 113-129–242, Joe Harder 126-inc.


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