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Cowboys finish sixth at IMC District Preview


Mayson Tibbs leads team with seven-over-par round of 79

The roller coaster ride that is the Crook County High School boys golf season continued on Friday as the team finished in the middle of the pack at the Intermountain Conference Preview Tournament, held at Juniper Golf Course in Redmond.

Despite a seven-over-par 79 from Mayson Tibbs, the Cowboys finished in sixth place in the nine-team tournament.

Cabe Goehring also played solid golf at the tourney, posting a round of 85. However, as has happened all season, the Cowboys were plagued with inconsistency.by: LON AUSTIN/CENTRAL OREGONIAN - Mayson Tibbs chips onto the seventh green during the Intermountain Preview Tournament. Tibbs led the Cowboys at the event with a round of 79.

Kody Kuk, who has been the Cowboys’ No. 1 golfer for much of the year, struggled to find the fairways, finishing with a score of 91. Josh Christian played solid golf on the front nine, then struggled on the back as he finished with a score of 93. The final Crook County golfer in the event was Tom Harvey, who finished with a round of 108.

Matt Hedges, of Ashland, took medalist honors at the tournament, firing a one-over-par round of 73. Bend's Ryan DeCastilhos was one shot back with a round of 74.

Summit edged Bend by two strokes to take the team championship with a score of 312.

Bend (314) was followed by Ridgeview (344). Mountain View and Eagle Point tied for fourth with identical rounds of 347. They were followed by Crook County (348), Redmond (387), and Sisters (522). Ashland failed to field a complete team so didn’t factor into the team scoring.

The Cowboys are off until Thursday when they host the Meadow Lakes Invitational, scheduled to start at 11 a.m.

The tournament is the final event for the Cowboys prior to the Greater Oregon League District Tournament, which will be held Monday and Tuesday, May 12-13 at Eagle Ridge Golf Course in Redmond.

IMC District Preview Tournament

Juniper Golf Club

Par 72

Team scores — Summit 312, Bend 314, Ridgeview 344, Eagle Point 347, Mountain View 347, Crook County 348, Redmond 387, Sisters 522, Ashland, Inc.

Medalist — Matt Hedges, Ashland, 73.

Crook County (348) — Mayson Tibbs 79, Cabe Goehring 85, Kody Kuk 91, Josh Christian 93, Tom Harvey 108.