Golf teams finish 1-2 in league tournament


Lake Oswego and Lakeridge High Schools flexed their muscles on the golf course on Monday as the Laker and Pacer teams took first and second place in both the boys and girls tournaments.

In the boys' event at Stone Creek, Lake Oswego and Lakeridge actually finished tied atop the standing but the Lakers' fifth golfer, Dan O'Brien, came in with an 87 to win the tiebreaker.

Lake Oswego's top four golfers all finished within six strokes of each other.

Matt Montpas has his team's low round with a 77 and Gerik Illo also broke 80 with a 79. Tye Gabriel fired an even 80 and Chris Mei shot 83. Lakeridge was nearly as consistent with its top four golfers finishing within 10 strokes of each other.

Matt Kitto took second place overall in the tournament with a round of 75 and George Lin shot a 77. Jackson Maynes shot 81 and Tyler Elliot shot an 85.

The win by Lake Oswego extended its lead in the overall standings while Lakeridge moves into second place, two points ahead of Clackamas.

In the girls event, Lake Oswego was dominant, winning by 19 strokes over second place Lakeridge.

The conditions at Persimmon were not advantageous to scoring but that didn't stop a pair of Laker golfer from firing in the 30s for nine holes.

Amy Beth Simanton was the medalist with an impressive 35 and Kendall Prince finished in second place with a 39.

Deanna Ulrich shot 50 and Kathryn Gerber came in with a 53 to round out the scoring.

Lakeridge has some strong performances as well. Taylor Babcock shot a 43, which was the fourth lowest score of the day. Chloe Rossman also broke 50 with a round of 48 and Melissa Dussin shot an even 50. Rounding out the scoring for the Pacers was Kelly Taucher's 55.

The Lake Oswego win moved the team into third place in the league overall, just two points behind Lakeridge and West Linn, which are tied for first.