It happened rather unceremoniously, but there was a changing of the guard last Monday and Tuesday for one of the state’s biggest high...
EAGLE POINT — Rogue River senior Kevin Murphy used seven birdies to edge steady North Medford junior Daniel Schuler in boys golf action Tuesday at Eagle Point Golf Course.
Murphy, who has signed to play for Oregon State next year, carded a 33 on the front nine to take the early advantage then fired a 36 on the back to complete his day with a 69, two shots better than Schuler. The Black Tornado golfer managed 14 pars during his round of 71.
"I expect him to have a really good solid year," North Medford head coach Kevin Klabunde said of Schuler. "He wants to play at the collegiate level so he knows this year has to be pretty solid for him to attract the attention of coaches for his résumé."
Buoyed by Schuler's effort, however, North Medford secured the team victory as all four scoring players carded an 86 or better. Taylor Klemp finished fourth in the individual scoring with a 75, one stroke behind Ashland's Matt Hedges, who competed in a strong foursome with Murphy, Schuler and South Medford's Noah Brooks.
Eagle Point's Glen Linder tied Rogue River's David Murphy with the fifth-best round as each shot a 78.
NORTH MEDFORD (316) — Daniel Schuler 36-35—71, Taylor Klemp 35-40—75, Joey Walker 43-41—84, Brandon Galante 41-45—86.
ROGUE RIVER (331) — Kevin Murphy 33-36—69, David Murphy 39-39—78, Shawn Donahue 47-42—89, Devin Milligan 44-51—95.
SOUTH MEDFORD (340) — Noah Brooks 41-42—83, Ryan Whittaker 44-40—84, Logan Artner 44-40—84, Alex Brown 45-44—89.
EAGLE POINT (354) — Glen Linder 40-38—78, Zach Henley 42-43—85, Taylor Scott 45-48—93, Ethan Devore 47-51—98.
GRANTS PASS (354) — Robert Galli 42-41—83, Brian Luther 38-47—85, Tanner Vest 41-46—87, Sean Brooks 49-50—99.
CRATER (365) — Cory Marineau 38-44—82, Race Reiter 35-49—84, Jake Gustafson 50-48—98, Luke Parent 49-52—101.
ASHLAND (369) — Matt Hedges 34-40—74, Ben Sager 39-42—81, Mitchell Harfst 47-52—99, Pablo Van Renerghem 62-53—115.
ROSEBURG WINS — At Eagle Point, Reedsport's Monica Vaughn shot a 2-over-par 74 for medalist honors and Roseburg cruised to the team team title at Eagle Point Golf Course.
Roseburg was led by Claire Dittemore's 77.
ROSEBURG (354) — Claire Dittemore 41-36—77, Kiana Cash 45-43—88, Kayla Epperly 50-48—98, Alexis Horn 47-44—91.
REEDSPORT (393) — Monica Vaughn 36-38—74, Madison Richardson 42-45—87, Amy Wood 52-58—110, Megan Laskey 57-65—122.
GRANTS PASS (408) — Donnie Thomason 45-47—92, Hunter Buschke 50-49—99, Shelby De Rocher 54-53—107, Haley Hoback 59-51—110.
NORTH MEDFORD (489) — Monica Godfrey 50-45—95, Lauren Hunter 66-63—129, Brittany Granstrom 63-68—131, Yazmin Gamble 65-69—134.
EAGLE POINT (489) — Lidnsay Neussl 52-48—100, Keri Mayfield 62-65—127, Sariah Beal 62-64—126, Loresa Mayfield 70-66—136.
CRATER (INC.) — Fallon Wallace 42-43—85, Daniele Giles 42-44—86, Mariah Mills 71-61—132, Breanna Souza 51-WD.
ASHLAND (INC.) — Carly Walker 51-71—122, Jordan Schweitzer 64-60—124, Maya Timmons WD.