Boys golf: State streak ends for Canby despite Trevor Buck's standout season
In another conference, Trevor Buck might have qualified for the state boys golf competition.
In the loaded Three Rivers League, though, the Canby junior was forced to face the end of his season at the district tournament.
Buck carded a team-best 77-77 (154) to lead the Cougars, who finished in sixth place May 7-8 at Stone Creek Golf Course in Oregon City with a two-day total of 698 strokes. They took fifth in the overall TRL standings.
Canby struggled to keep up with district champion Lake Oswego (586) and runner-up West Linn (599), who claimed the leagues two bids to the Class 6A championships. Lakeridges Jake Reiff and Cade Lawson and Clackamas Jaiveer Singh qualified for the state tournament as individuals.
Despite a strong season by Buck, who received second-team all-conference honors, the Cougars will not have any representatives at the OSAA tournament this year for the first time since 2004. The nine-year streak included six of the 18 team berths in Canby program history.
He was a little bummed out, but he knows its a tough league and he was happy to make second-team all-league, first-year coach Greg Larrison said of Buck. Were proud of him for that. Knowing that this is such a tough league, thats great.
A year after tying for fifth place at the 6A finals, Canby relied on an entirely new varsity lineup this season.
Buck, who earned medalist honors at an April 23 invitational at Mallard Creek Golf Course in Lebanon, stepped into the No. 1 spot after playing most of last year at the junior-varsity level. He started the season with an 85 but shot consistently in the 70s after that.
He made steady improvement, Larrison said. Im expecting big numbers from him next year.
Darien Dawes finished with an 87-89 (176), the Cougars second-best total. McKinnley Reznicsek improved on the second day for a 92-90 (182), and senior Trevor Ronfeld carded an 89-97 (186). Tanner Monen rounded out Canbys lineup, shooting a 115-101 (216).
The Cougars and their conference opponents slogged through rain and wind on the second day of the tournament after a serene opening round.
The last nine holes were miserable, Larrison said.
West Linn senior C.J. Sitton captured medalist honors with a cool 65-74 (139), edging Lake Oswegos Cole Madey (142), West Linns Ryan Kelley (142) and Lake Oswegos Brock Anderson (146), Riley Elmes (149) and Alex Wrenn (149).
Elmes was named the TRL player of the year. Madey led the conference with an average of 71.29 strokes per round.
AT A GLANCE
TRL district championships
May 7-8 at Stone Creek Golf Course (Oregon City)
Team scores: 1. Lake Oswego, 294-292 (586); 2. West Linn, 294-305 (599); 3. Lakeridge, 317-319 (636); 4. Clackamas, 329-328 (657); 5. Oregon City, 337-352 (689); 6. Canby, 345-353 (698); 7. Grant, 353-347 (700).
Medalist: C.J. Sitton (West Linn), 65-74 (139).
Canby: Trevor Buck, 77-77 (154); Darien Dawes, 87-89 (176); McKinnley Reznicsek, 92-90 (182); Trevor Ronfeld, 89-97 (186); Tanner Monen, 115-101 (216).