Phoenix High dominates at C. Grove golf tourney

Phoenix High School dominated the nine-team Cottage Grove Invitational Golf Tournament April 20 at the Tokatee Golf Course with a score of 309.

Sweet Home finished sixth with a 376, led by Sam Walter’s 12th-place individual score of 82. Capital Conference rival Stayton came in third at 334.

“The tough course gave the inexperienced Sweet Home team fits,” said Coach Tom Horn.

Sean McGuyre ws second for the Huskies with a 44-44-88 score.

Team results: (1) Phoenix 309; (2) Marist 326; (3) Stayton 334; (4) Pleasant Hill 343; (5) North Bend 360; (6) Sweet Home 376; (7) Cottage Grove 378; (8) Bandon 381; (9) South Umpqua 392. Huskies Individual Results: (1) Sam Waller 40-42-82; (2) Sean McGuyre 44-44-88; (3) Ryan Elliott 51-51-102; (4) Neil VanEpps 56-48-104; (5) Nick Pitts 58-50-108.

Capital Conference at Mallard Creek

Sam Waller’s fifth-place finish paced the Huskies to fourth place in a Capital Conference golf match, involving all six conference teams, at Mallard Creek Golf Club.

Waller fired a 41-40-81 to finish two strokes out of second. Scott Barton, of Sisters, was medalist with a 2-under round of 70.

Sisters scored a six-shot win over Mollala and 8 over Stayton in the highly contested match. Sweet Home finished with a score of 359, the team’s best of the season.

Ryan Elliott showed his game in coming around with a season best 43 on the front nine and 92 overall.

Chelsea Gagner showed the boys that girls can play too with a top-20 finish. After a nervous and rough start, she shot 45 on the back nine, good for a 97.

Team results: (1) Sisters 331; (2) Molalla 337; (3) Stayton 339; (4) Sweet Home 359; (5) Cascade 375; (6) North Marion 386. Huskies Individual Results: (1) Sam Waller 41-40-81; (2) Sean McGuyre 44-46-90; (3) Ryan Elliott 43-48-91; Chelsea Gagner 52-45-97; Neil VanEpps 52-48-100.