Golfers open season hot

Sweet Home’s girl golfers started their 2003 season with a bang March 18, shooting a combined 266 to down Cascade, 276, and Lebanon, 311 at Mallard Creek.

“It was our first multiple team win since 1995,” Coach Tom Horn said. “Beating a league opponent as well as nearby rival Lebanon feels good. It’s a great way to start the season.”

Allison Lake was medalist for the day with a 54, easily beating second place by eight shots.

“The entire group played well from their first match on an extremely tough golf course. I can see us dropping quite a few shots off our team score in the upcoming matches,” Coach Horn said. “I hope the kids are as excited about the possibilities of this group as the coaches are.”

Individual scores were Lake, 54; Chelsea Gagner, 62; Abby Knight, 69; Ashley Rice, 71; Oakley Tyler, 72; Lisa Wiens, 82; Kymi Howe, 73.

March 20

On March 20 the girls finished third at their first Capitol Conference match played at Arrowhead Country Club.

Allison Lake paced the Huskies with a 54 and finished fourth.

“Our girls played well today on a difficult course,” Coach Horn said. “We have made great improvements over the last season and we expect that to continue.”

The girls play against April 3 at the Santiam Golf Club.

Boys Golf

The Husky boys opened their season Thursday on the Santiam Golf Course at Stayton.

Kenny Jones led the Huskies with a 42 as the squad finished second behind Stayton’s 174 shooting a 175. Cascade was third at 195 and North Marion was fourth at 218.

Other team scores included Sam Waller, 43, Matt Zollman, 44, Sean McGuyre, 46, Ricky Howe, 53.

“We played fairly well under difficult conditions,” Coach Horn said. “It was the first match for both Sam Waller and Sean McGuyre. It was a good start for Kenny Jones. His 42 tied for third overall.”

Coach Horn said he was very pleased with the way his Huskies played.

“We should be very competitive in the Capitol Conference this season,” he said.

Medalist was Alex Enriguez with a 40.