Husky boys golfers working their way up scoring charts

Sweet Home’s golfers have played three tournaments since Spring Break and the Huskies are establishing themselves as an up-and-coming team, as they’ve consistently scored under 100 since March 31, when they played Langdon Farms, hosted by North Marion.

On Monday, April 17, Sweet Home finished fourth at Shadow Hills (Junction City) in a field of seven teams, finishing with a team score of 378, behind 5A Division Bend (323), Cascade (366) and North Bend (372), and ahead of Stayton (396), Junction City and Marshfield, which tied at 402.

Junior Chet Garrett continued to lead the Huskies, as he has through the past three tournaments, with a 91. Junior Evan Ashcraft shot a 94, sophomore Easten Perry 95 and senior Riley Korn a 98 to round out Sweet Home’s scoring. This is the first year of high school golf for Ashcraft and Korn.

Kyler Hemelstrand of Cascade was the individual medalist, shooting a 77.

Garrett led Sweet Home to a fifth-place finish in the Huskies’ only home golf tournament Wednesday, April 12, on a rain-soaked Mallard Creek Golf Course.

Garrett shot a 15-over 87 to pace the team to a 92-over team score of 380, behind Marist and Molalla, which tied for first with 327, Cascade (336) and Lebanon (348). Junction City was sixth (400), followed by Stayton (401) and North Marion (416).

Ashcraft finished with 96, Perry 98 and Korn 99.

Individual medalist was Massimo Cereghino of Molalla, who finished with 74, ahead of Marist’s Nick Hudson and Zach Wilson, who tied for second two strokes back at 76.

At Langdon Farms, Garrett also led the team with a 94, followed by Ashcraft (97), Korn (98) and Perry (99) for a team score of 388 to place third in a field of six teams. Marist shot 334 behind Hudson’s individual low score of 79 to outpoint Cascade (355).

On the girls side, Abby Hogan and Hannah James, both juniors new to the sport, competed for the Huskies in nine-hole competitions at Mallard Creek and Shadow Hills.

Scores for Mallard Creek were not available, but Hogan shot 71 in Junction City and James was right behind with a 73.