It isn’t too much longer until Oregon’s most secretive Spring sport hits the green for the state championships. Even with a week of nasty weather across the state, some leagues managed to get their district tournaments in and their athletes/teams qualified for state. Here are the known results so far, with more to be written about as the results are updated:
The Crater Comets took the Midwestern League title on Wednesday, finishing with 558 strokes on the afternoon. North Bend finished district runner-up with a combined stroke total of 584, finishing 26 strokes behind the Comets for the title. North Eugene Freshman Francesca Tomp won the event with a pair of 73 stroke rounds, a massive 25 stroke victory over runner-up Kamryn Craig from North Bend. Out of the non-team state qualifiers, Olivia Grandberry (Thurston), Paige Storey (Thurston), Kaitlyn Steiner (Willamette) qualified for the state tournament with their finishes in the Top 10.
With three girls finishing with less than 90 strokes, the Silverton Foxes are the 2022 Mid-Willamette golf conference champions. The Foxes finished at 463 strokes, beating Corvallis (471) and Crescent Valley (503). All three teams did qualify for the state tournament. Crescent Valley’s Mercedes Marriott won the district title with a 79 stroke first round finish, beating Silverton’s Anfisa Samoilov 86 stroke second round by 17 strokes in the win.
Four girls qualified for state individually from teams that didn’t qualify: Savannah Roblin (Dallas), Sam Rubesh (South Albany), Hadley Huzefka (West Albany), and Beau Hynes (South Albany). In a side note, both Hynes and Huzefka dropped over ten strokes in their second round to get below 100 strokes and qualify for state this season.
4A/3A/2A/1A-SD1 Special District 1
The Valiants of Valley Catholic took the Special District 1 title for Class 4A/3A/2A/1A, finishing with 555 strokes for the tournament. The Banks Lady Braves finished runner-up at 578 strokes, while Catlin Gabel’s Ava Austria won the individual title with her first round 70 score to beat Challin Kim’s 77 second round. Cayton Smith from OES also qualified for state individually with her first round 90 score getting her third place in the tournament.
Footnote: The header image is credited to Valley Catholic!