LA GRANDE GIRLS SLIP TO FOURTH
By The Observer
REDMOND Marist earned its fourth straight Class 3A/2A/1A state girls golf title Tuesday.
The Spartans of Eugene shot a 350, flying past La Grande and Seaside with a two-day score of 727 at the OSAA-U.S. Bank Class 3A/2A/1A Girls State Golf Championships at the Eagle Crest Resort Ridge Course.
La Grande was in first after Monday with a four-stroke lead, but the Tigers were the only team in the top five to not improve on Mondays round. Marist shaved 27 strokes Tuesday, while second-place Seaside cut 14 strokes.
Molalla moved into third place from a first-day fifth after cutting 24 strokes. La Grande brought home the fourth-place trophy.
Most of the teams played better the second day. We couldnt seem to get charged, La Grande coach Candy Brooks said. Our girls didnt play bad at all, they were simply outplayed by the top three teams.
La Grandes top golfer was sophomore Kelli Greenough, who had another 85 for a two-day 170, good for a sixth-place tie and all-tournament honors.
Senior Kelli Tucker had another 90 for a two-day 180. But La Grandes other three golfers shot in the 100s. Summer Presley shot a 100 for a two-day 207, Carrie Waldrop shot a 104 for a 202 and Nicole Lewis shot a 110 for a 208.
OSAA-U.S. Bank Class 3A/2A/1A Girls State Golf Championship
Tuesday, at Eagle Crest Resort Ridge Course, Redmond
Team scores Marist 377-350727, Seaside 375-361736, Molalla 385-361746, La Grande 371-379750, Tillamook 380-378758, Taft 397-385782, Phoenix 388-396784, Reedsport 402-389791, St. Marys 401-394795, La Salle 410-392-802, Central 416-392-808, Riverside 411-404815, The Dalles 422-406828, Elmira 428-416844, Siuslaw 439-410849, Astoria 463-433896.
All-tournament (top 10) Lia Kim, Oregon Episcopal School, 84-77161; Meredith Jones, Marist, 80-83163; Michelle Olson, Seaside, 87-79166; Kirsten Knowles, Central, 84-84168; Jamie Rice, Tillamook, 86-83169; Kelli Greenough, La Grande, 85-85170; Shannon Wetherell, Riverside, 87-83170; Andi Wavra, Kennedy, 80-92172; Anna Jaramillo, Ontario, 89-84173; Leslie Wheeler, Reedsport, 90-83173.
LA GRANDE (371-379750) Kelli Tucker 90-90180, Carrie Waldrop 98-104202, Summer Presley 107-100207, Nicole Lewis 98-110208.