Lockrem's 68 fuels Pels; North second
KLAMATH FALLS ' Klamath Union's Cody Lockrem shot a career-best 4-under-par 68 to win the final all-Southern Oregon Conference counting meet on Monday at Running Y Resort.
Lockrem's blistering round vaulted the Pelicans to the team victory at 289.
Mike Barry shot a 71 to lead North Medford (295) to second place, while Roseburg took third at 307.
Grants Pass' Jay Kirkwood and South Medford's Nick Nieto tied for second individually with a 70.
The district meet is next Monday and Tuesday at Roseburg Country Club.
The Black Tornado, which has not won a district golf title since 1992, leads the conference by four strokes over Roseburg heading into district.
— We're starting to play, starting to click a little bit, said North coach Kevin Klabunde. We've got four seniors and one junior on the team. I think the maturity of having those extra years of experience will help us.
KLAMATH UNION (289) ' Jason Doby 35-39'74, Kameron Gordon 39-33'72, Cody Lockrem 33-35'68, Sam Stewart 36-39'75.
NORTH MEDFORD (295) ' Mike Barry 38-33'71, Adam Browne 38-37'75, Dave Mayer 40-35'75, Chris Oetinger 36-38'74.
ROSEBURG (307) ' Pat Jovin 35-37'72, Marc Palotai 39-39'78, Marc Goodell 37-41'78, Derek Rampersaud 39-39'78.
SOUTH MEDFORD (313) ' Nick Nieto 33-37'70, Brodie Sullivan 40-41'81, Spencer Hunter 40-37'77, Ryan Mort 44-41'85.
GRANTS PASS (323) ' Jay Kirkwood 37-33'70, Andy Maphet 38-42'80, DJ Ingledue 46-42'88, Calen Nicholson 42-43'85.
ASHLAND (335) ' Ben Wright 41-42'83, Joel Salmond 38-40'78, Austin Harfst 39-46'85, Will Murphy 44-45'89.
EAGLE POINT (401) ' Josh Dale 49-44'91, Brian Burns 50-50'100, Brian Lew 57-49'106, Trevor Lopez 55-47'102.
ALL-SOC ' At Roseburg, Ashland's Stephanie Johns and Roseburg's Melissa Carl each shot 4-over-par 76 to share medalist honors at the final SOC counter meet at Roseburg Country Club.
The district tournament will be next Monday and Tuesday at Rogue Valley Country Club. The top two teams after district advance to the state meet.
The Grizzlies, who hold a comfortable lead in the conference standings heading into the district meet, won the team title Monday with a 343.
Grants Pass took second with a 362 and Roseburg was third at 378. North Medford finished fourth with a 383.
ASHLAND (343) ' Stephanie Johns 37-39'76, Elaina Graham 39-42'81, Stephanie Graham 41-41'82, Rissa Barton 56-48'104.
GRANTS PASS (362) ' Justine Hix 38-39'77, Helen Blauser 44-45'89, Hannah Shorter 48-48'96, Kristin Mueller 52-48'100.
ROSEBURG (378) ' Melissa Carl 38-38'76, Cassie Van Vleet 46-49'95, Kelly O'Brien 50-53'103, Ashley Yraguen 53-51'104.
NORTH MEDFORD (383) ' Rachel Barry 45-44'89, Melissa York 46-49'95, Snow Powers 49-47'96, Christina Thompson 53-50'103.
SOUTH MEDFORD (441) ' Anna Wiley 46-46'92, Calley Duvall 53-50'103, Hannah Barr 56-63'119, Jordan Sies 64-63'127.