TUCKER CARDS AN 83

April 26, 2001 12:00 am
LEADING SCORE: La Grande High School's Kelli Tucker shot an 83 Wednesday at a golf tournament in Baker City, helping the Tigers to third place. (Observer file photo/C.J. GISH).
LEADING SCORE: La Grande High School's Kelli Tucker shot an 83 Wednesday at a golf tournament in Baker City, helping the Tigers to third place. (Observer file photo/C.J. GISH).

By The Observer

BAKER CITY La Grande High School ended up third Wednesday at the Baker Invitational golf tournament, but girls coach Candy Brooks had smiles about her golfers performance.

In spite of bees and bum luck, the girls played really well, Brooks said. One of our girls was not donning a smile, but I just know Ill see that smile return when we play Pendleton (today) and at districts.

La Grandes Kelli Tucker had reason to smile after shooting an 83 on the 18-hole course, one stroke shy of tying Pendletons Jenny Cerreghino for medalist honors.

Kelli Greenough came in next for La Grande at 96. Carrie Waldrop shot a 103, a good score considering she had a 10 on a short par 3 hole.

Sommer Presley was stung by a bee and struggled with her short game, Brooks said, but she still shot a respectable 108. Nicole Lewis had a pair of 55s and finished at 110.

Junior varsity scores included a 113 from Bess Buzzard and a 143 from Joellyn Hasse.

La Grande competes today at the Pendleton Invitational, which also features Enterprises, Unions and Wallowas girls team. The tournament, which starts at 1 p.m., will be played at the Pendleton Country Club.

Baker Invitational

Wednesday, at Baker City Golf Course

Team scores Pendleton 370, Ontario 377, La Grande 390, Burns 394, Baker 398, Grant Union 415, Vale 449,

Medalist Jenny Cerreghino, Pendleton, 82.

LA GRANDE (390) Kelli Tucker 83, Kelli Greenough 96, Carrie Waldrop 103, Sommer Pressley 108, Nicole Lewis 110.

LA GRANDE JV Bess Buzzard 113, Joellyn Hasse 143, Nicole Gurnsey.