Cowgirls place second at Eugene

CCHS also ties with Summit for third at Summit Invitational

   The Crook County High School girls golf team is playing some of their best golf of the year as they get ready for district.
   On Monday the Cowgirls finished second in the 12-team South Eugene Invitational at Eugene Country Club. Then on Thursday they finished tied for third in the 10-team Summit Golf Tournament at Broken Top Golf Course.
   "Eugene was tough," said Head Coach Grant Patterson. It's probably the longest course we will play all year. It rained, it hailed and then the sun would come out for a little while and then it rained and hailed again. There were some pretty good teams there so to get second out of that shows what kind of team we have."
   North Medford won the tournament shooting a 371, while the Cowgirls shot a 394 to outdistance third place Roseburg who shot a 402.
   Sarah Crofcheck led Crook County with a 92, while Jobeth Hamon shot a 94.
   On Thursday Bend easily outdistanced the field shooting a 339 while Sisters was second with a 362. Crook County and defending state champion Summit were tied for third, each shooting a 364.
   The Cowgirls were once again led by Crofcheck who shot an 84, while Rachel Kelso shot a 91, Kersey Wolcox had a 92 and Cami Williamson also broke 100 shooting a 97.
   Hayley Christensen also played well noted Patterson shooting a 102, even with a nine on the part three 16th hole.
   "Broken Top is a nice golf course," said Patterson. "But they played with nine temporary greens that were set on the fairway. The greens were pretty quick with some tough pin placements so you would transition from a slow bumpy temporary green to greens that were very quick."
   With Bend, Summit and Crook County each having teams that can contend for state titles district is shaping up to be a great tournament. The Cowgirls will host the tournament at Meadow Lakes on May 5 and 6 with only two teams qualifying for the state tournament.
   The three teams appear to be even and any of them can win on any given day if they get hot.
   "It will be a real dog fight," said Patterson.