Golf roundup…

The varsity golf teams finished about where they expected in their league matches last week.

The Huskies finished third just ahead of Stayton in the six team, nine hole match at Arrowhead and the boys, in their opener, finished second just behind the Eagles in a four team competition.

For the girls, it was their lowest team score in a number of years. Sophomore Chelsea Gagner had the best finish of all the golfers, coming in third with her 46, which was the lowest girls score in at least six years. Coach Tom Horn said her round was defined by her driving and chipping, the two strong points of her game. Oakley Tyler improved four strokes to notch a 61.

“That’s where we think we should be,” said Horn. “Our main opponent is Stayton.”

The boys also look to Stayton to be their main competitor in the district, given the fact that Sisters and Molalla will likely be one and two. Though they came up short this time, Horn waspleased with their initial outing.

“Overall it was not a bad start,” noted Horn. “We could drop 8 to 12 shots next week.”

The Huskies were led by the 85’s of consistent Sam Waller and the ever-improving Sean McGuyre, whose round Horn considered to be the highlight of the day. They tied for sixth place.

For Kenny Jones, it was a day where he outdrove everyone in the field, hitting every fairway enroute to his 89, but inconsistency with irons and putting held him back. Horn was also pleased with the way freshman Adam Matuszak came back after a couple of troublesome holes on the front nine with a well-managed back nine.

Both teams continue league matches on Tuesdays, as the girls play at Battle Creek on April 6 and their first 18 hole match at Mallard Creek on April 13th. They boys play first at Arrowhead and then at Langdon Farms. In between those two, the boys co-host the Sweet Home-Lebanon Invitational at Mallard Creek on Wednesday, April 7.