March 12, 2001 11:00 pm

By The Observer

CLARKSTON, Wash. Zach Lauritzens 81 paced La Grandes boys golf team Monday at the Clarkston Tournament.

The Tigers finished 12th at the 20-team event, kicking off their golf season. CBA of Couer d Alene, Idaho and Pasco, Wash., tied for first, tallying team scores of 319.

We struggled a little, being the first tournament of the year, La Grande coach Don McAndie said.

But every team struggled, McAndie added. The scores were higher this year than they normally are for this tournament.

Todd McAndie finished second for La Grande with an 86.

La Grandes JV team will travel to Milton-Freewater Friday.

Clarkston Tournament

Monday, at Clarkston Country Club

CBA 319, Pasco 319, Mead 322, Clarkston 331, Ferris 332, Moscow 340, Gonzaga Prep 340, Mt. Spokane 342, Southridge 345, Lewiston 345, Lewis & Clark 345, La Grande 349, Sandpoint 351, Lake City 353, Colville 356, Cheney 358, East Valley 363, West Valley 440.

LA GRANDE (349) Zach Lauritzen 81, Todd McAndie 86, Austin Young 90, Travis Geraci 92, Willie Vaughn 94.