North girls win regional, make state
CRESWELL — North Medford’s Dana Jung carded an 84 to lead the Black Tornado to victory and a berth in the 6A girls golf state tournament at the District 3 regional at Emerald Valley Golf Club.
The top two teams and top five individuals from the regional, made up of Southwest Conference and Great Valley League teams — advanced to state.
South Medford will send three individual players: Kirsten Reed, Emmie Starchvick and Morgan Couch.
TEAM SCORES: North Medford 391, Sheldon 397, South Medford 398, Sprague 407, West Albany 422, West Salem 470.
NORTH MEDFORD (391): Dana Jung 42-42—84, Carli Brousseau 49-49—98, Ellysa Rudy 52-52—104, Madara Cromwell 51-54—105.
SOUTH MEDFORD (398): Emmie Starchvick 46-46—92, Kirsten Reed 41-52—93, Morgan Couch 48-51—99, Ella Russo 56-58—114.
4A/3A/2A/1A DISTRICT 4: At Bandon, Staesha Flock shot a 74 to take a six-shot lead in the individual race and lead St. Mary’s to a commanding team edge at Bandon Crossings Golf Course.
St. Mary’s shot 370, while second-place Phoenix was at 423.
The top two teams and top five individuals qualify for state. Day 2 of the regional is today.
Kaylee Wu of St. Mary’s was second with an 80.
TEAM SCORES: St. Mary’s 370, Phoenix 423, North Valley 454, North Bend 509, Klamath Union 552. Reedsport, Rogue River, Bandon, Cascade Christian, Hidden Valley, Lakeview, Marshfield incomplete.
INDIVIDUAL RESULTS (Top 5): 1, Staesha Flock, SM, 74; 2, Kaylee Wu, SM, 80; T3, Kamryn Ford, SM, Emily Taormino, NV, 92; 5; Maricela Alvarado-Powers, P, 95.
ST. MARY’S (370): Staesha Flock 38-36—74, Kaylee Wu 39-41—80, Kamryn Ford 45-47—92, Josie Wang 63-61—124.
PHOENIX (423): Maricela Alvarado-Powers 48-47—95, Willow Tous 50-57—107, Giselle Perez-Herndes 56-53—109, Isabella Lopez 55-57—112.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN (Inc.): Tess Homeier 51-52—103, Kimi Brown 54-51—105.
ROGUE RIVER (Inc.): Sophia Woodall 58-56—114, Caitlyn Pires 72-77—149.
6A DISTRICT 3 REGIONAL: At Blue River, North Medford’s Jordan Davis missed out on a potential berth to the state tournament after he was assessed a two-stroke penalty at Tokatee Golf Club.
Davis originally finished the round on the cut line with an 81, tied with two others, but it was later ruled he made an illegal drop on the fifth hole after hitting his ball into the woods, resulting in an unplayable lie.
The penalty cost Davis two strokes, giving the senior a round of 83.
Coach Paul Steckbauer said he gave Davis incorrect advice on where to drop.
The top two teams and top five individuals qualified for state. No other local teams or individuals participated.
4A DISTRICT 3 REGIONAL: At Bandon, Camden Chose led Phoenix with an 88 on the first of the two-day event at Bandon Crossings Golf Course.
Phoenix is in eighth place.
Klamath Union, with individual leader Craig Ronne, leads the way.
The top three teams and top five individuals advance to state.
TEAM SCORES: Klamath Union 349, Marshfield 354, Henley 365, Mazama 380, Brookings 380, North Bend 382, North Valley 388, Phoenix 416, Hidden Valley Inc.
INDIVIDUAL SCORES (Top 5): 1, Craig Ronne, KU, 72; 2, Jack Larson, Mar, 81; 3T, Trey Wortman, Maz, Nate Beck, Maz, 82; 5, Tanner Munsell, HV, 84.
PHOENIX (416): Camden Chose 88, Austin Fung 100, Mateo Lopez 105, Kallen Peterson 123.
3A/2A/1A DISTRICT 4 REGIONAL: At Bandon, Ben Quast shot a 2-over 74 to lead Cascade Christian into first place in the opening round of the two-day tournament at Bandon Crossings Golf Course.
The Challengers shot 331 and lead Oakridge by 16 shots.
Max Lewis shot an 85 for St. Mary’s, which is tied with Lakeview (400) for fourth place.
The top four teams and top five individuals advance to state.
TEAM SCORES: Cascade Christian 331, Oakridge 347, Coquille 396, St. Mary’s 400, Lakeview 400, Bandon 402, Rogue River 407, Illinois Valley inc.
INDIVIDUAL SCORES (Top 5): 1, Joel Snyder, O, 69; 2, Jackson Kennon, B, 73; 3, Ben Quast, CC, 74; 4, Max Valle, CC, 81; 5, Derrick Dunn, L, 83.
CASCADE CHRISTIAN (331): Ben Quast 36-38—74, Max Valle 41-40—81, Nash O’Hara 43-44—87, Ryan Collom 45-44—89.
ST. MARY’S (400): Max Lewis 41-44—85, Reese Lam 48-46—94, Calix Kim 50-56—106, Tom Zhao 60-55—115.
ROGUE RIVER (407): Evan Mengershausen 44-52—96, James Gordon 52-48—100, Travis Palos 51-52—103, John Gordon 55-53—108.
4A/3A/2A/1A DISTRICT 3: St. Mary’s top-seeded singles and doubles entries cruised into the semifinals of the tournament at Fichtner-Mainwaring Park, earning berths in the state tournament.
No. 1 seed Pratheev Weerakoon had a first-round bye, then won consecutive 6-0, 6-0 matches over Joshua Olson of Henley and Kendall Ehlin of North Bend.
In doubles, the top tandem of Ian Newton and Quinn Randall followed the same route, with a bye and consecutive wins. They downed Henley’s Josh Ledgerwood and Alex Gunnervall, 6-4, 6-2, and Marshfield’s Carlos Bravo and Jeremy Beasley, 6-1, 6-2.
The semifinals and finals are at 8:30 a.m. today at Fichtner-Mainwaring.