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GRANTS PASS — Ryan Melnychuk is playing his best golf at the right time.
The North Valley senior was medalist at the two-day Skyline Conference boys golf district tournament that wrapped up Tuesday at the Grants Pass Golf Club and led the Knights to the team title.
Melnychuk, the conference player of the year, followed up his low round (69) of the season Monday at Shield Crest in Klamath Falls with the best round (76) Tuesday at Grants Pass GC. Melnychuk carded a 36-hole total of 145.
Phoenix's Travis Campoy was runner-up with a 160 total. Campoy recorded a 79 at Grants Pass GC.
Campoy garnered one of three individual spots to the Class 4A state tournament Monday and Tuesday at Quail Valley GC in Banks. Hidden Valley's Austin Johnson and Tanner Hanks were the other two individuals.
North Valley, the conference regular season and district tournament champion, gained one of two conference team slots at state. The Knights had a 669 two-day total. Klamath Union also advances to state with a second-place 731 at district.
Hidden Valley finished third with a 740, Phoenix was fourth (782) and Henley was fifth (798).
Day 2 Results
NORTH VALLEY (341) — Ryan Melnychuk 76, Dylan Vandehey 84, Taylor Cole 90, Cole Decourcey 91.
HIDDEN VALLEY (384) — Austin Johnson 86, Tanner Hanks 87, Zack Carter 107, Carson Ries 104.
KLAMATH UNION (388) — Phil Morse 93, Kyle Wolfram 98, Clayton Korson 98, David Reed 99.
HENLEY (403) — Robert Ferguson 90, Chris Armstrong 113, Nick Thomsen 97, Jeff Beard 103.
PHOENIX (405) — Travis Campoy 79, Alex Hernandez 112, Ethan Gedde 106, Austin Jeandin 108.
SWC DISTRICT — At Roseburg, Christina Phelps of South Medford shot a 79 in the second round to finish with a 167 total at Roseburg Country Club and earn one of the individual spots for the Class 6A state tournament.
Phelps finished second overall to Sheldon's Haleigh Krause, who won with a two-day total of 156.
Sheldon earned the conference championship with a five-round season total of 1,549 and will be joined by runner-up Roseburg (1,643) at the state tourney. Individual qualifiers also included Morgan Mahaffie of Grants Pass (178) and Lindsey Wong of South Eugene (190).
Day 2 Results
SHELDON (346) — Haleigh Krause 40-39—79, Abby Brennan 43-43—86, Alexi Bevans 45-42—87, Stephanie McCumsey 50-44—94.
ROSEBURG (380) — Kiana Cash 50-43—93, Ashlynn Persing 47-46—93, Clare Dittemore 51-46—97, Alexis Horn 52-45—97.
SOUTH EUGENE (386) — McKenna Henderson 50-45—95, Natalie Gattis 48-48—96, Lindsey Wong 50-46—96, McKenna VanVoorhis 52-47—99.
GRANTS PASS (399) — Morgan Mahaffie 47-43—90, Cori DeForest 55-46—101, Donnie Thomason 54-59—103, Shelby DeRocher 52-53—105.
SOUTH MEDFORD (410) — Christina Phelps 38-41—79, Hannah Fretz 47-51—98, Tessa Spivey 49-50—99, Courtney Littrell 66-68—134.
NORTH MEDFORD (411) — Monica Godfrey 52-46—98, Taylor Norris 51-49—100, Becca Allen 56-47—103, Caiti Barrie 56-54—110.
CRATER (421) — Fallon Wallace 48-52—100, Mackenzie Guthrie 54-47—101, Breanna Souza 52-49—101, McKayla Meunier 59-60—119.
DISTRICT 6 TOURNEY — At Klamath Falls, North Valley edged St. Mary's for a state berth and five individuals qualified for the Class 4A/3A/2A/1A championships on the final day of the District 6 tournament at Reames Country Club.
The Knights finished with a two-day total of 969, besting the Crusaders by 10 strokes.
Henley freshman Kaitlin Collom shot a 2-under-par 70 to win medalist honors and clinch a spot at state. She'll be joined by sister Kylie Collom (77), Mazama's Hannah Reynolds (82), Cascade Christian's Monique Kaldunski (88) and St. Mary's Jordan Rothfus (95).
The state competition takes place at Eagle Crest Ridge Course May 14-15.
Day 2 Results
ST. MARY'S (470) — Jordan Rothfus 47-48—95, Dakotah Rothfus 68-61—129, Madi Irving 59-60—119, Isabelle Suarez 68-59—127.
NORTH VALLEY (472) — Baily Duncan 55-59—114, Tristan Vandehey 55-50—105, Kassidy Sharp 70-63—133, Amanda Uhler 62-58—120.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN (Inc) — Monique Kaldunski 40-48—88, Briyonna Felan 60-53—113, Katelyn Zimmerer 63-78—141.
PHOENIX (Inc.) — Allyson Armstrong 48-50—98, Alex Hull 71-65—136, Shayla Peterson 66-63—129.
HENLEY (Inc.) — Kaitlin Collom 36-34—70, Kylie Collom 37-40—77.
LAKEVIEW (Inc) — Ashley Reed 46-62—108.
MAZAMA (Inc.) — Hannah Reynolds 42-40—82.
DISTRICT 3 CHAMPIONSHIPS — At North Bend, Wil Cochrane of Phoenix successfully defended his singles title and Cascade Christian's Taylor Pena garnered her fourth straight trip to the state tournament in doubles at the Boys & Girls Club.
Cochrane, who lost in last year's 4A state finals, defeated Keaton Baker of North Bend, 6-0, 6-3, in the title match.
Pena and Eric Morse also repeated as doubles champions. The Challenger pair posted a 6-1, 6-3 victory over North Bend's Nathan Petrie and Kevin Johnson.
Pena and Morse finished third at state in 2011. Pena advanced to state twice with Jeffrey Morse prior to playing with the younger Morse the past two seasons.
North Bend won the team championship with 25 points. St. Mary's scored 22 points for second place.
St. Mary's senior Cody Phillips captured third in singles to snag a state tournament spot. Phillips defeated Paul Fullhart of Sisters, 6-1, 6-4, for third place.
Avery Kerwin of St. Mary's won the consolation singles crown with a 6-1, 6-1 win against Tyler Scott of Henley.
The Cascade Christian doubles team of Dane Scott and Kathryn Tooms downed Steven Chan and Josh Dediego of North Bend, 1-6, 6-2, 7-5, in the consolation doubles finals.
TEAM SCORES — North Bend 25, St. Mary's 22, Cascade Christian 18, Sisters 18, Henley 17, Phoenix 16.