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This time, it's the Tigers who are one shot better

by: DAN BROOD, OUT OF THE BUNKER — Tigard senior Brad Prince hits his shot out of the bunker and on to the green on hole No. 10 during Monday's Pacific Conference tournament.

TUALATIN - Things can't get much closer between the Tigard and Tualatin high school boys golf teams.

Just one week after Tualatin finished second at a Pacific Conference tournament, edging Tigard by one stroke, the Tigers returned the favor.

Monday's Pacific Conference tournament, held at Tualatin Country Club, saw Tigard finish second with a team score of 324 strokes. That put the Tigers just one stroke ahead of the third-place Wolves, who shot a 325.

'It's just crazy,' Tigard coach Rich Hanson said.

Canby finished first in Monday's tournament with a team score of 307. The Cougars have finished first in all three league tourneys so far this season.

Tigard, which finished second, three shots ahead of Tualatin, in the first league tournament of the season, is in second place in the league standings.

Junior Arthur Kim led the way for the Tigers at Monday's tournament. He shot a three-over-par 75, putting him in a tie for third place in the individual standings for the tourney. Kim carded a pair of birdies in the tourney, both coming on the front nine.

Also for the Tigers, senior Brad Prince and junior Ryan Knolin each scored an 80. Knolin had six birdies in his round.

Tigard senior Daniel Migas shot an 89.

For Tualatin, junior Kevo Kirakossian paced the team with a round of 75, putting him in a tie with Kim for third place. Kirakossian finished strong, carding a 35 on the back nine holes.

Also for the Wolves, sophomore Blake Mai shot an 82, junior Tyler Colgan had a round of 83 and junior Zack Vaughan shot an 85.

Canby's Robbie Ziegler and Corey Larro tied for medalist honors, each shooting a 74.

Prior to Monday's Pacific Conference tournament, Tigard and Tualatin both competed at the Sheldon Invitational, held last Thursday at Emerald Valley Golf Course in Eugene.

Tigard finished sixth in the team standings at that tourney with a score of 322. Tualatin was seventh with a total of 330.

Kim tied for fourth place individually with a round of 75. Also for Tigard, Migas shot a 79, Knolin had an 82, Prince shot an 86 and Robbie Maxey had a 103.

For Tualatin, Kirakossian had a round of 78 to lead the way for the Wolves. Colgan shot an 83, Mai had an 84, senior Ian Alford carded an 85 and senior Michael Chizum had an 87.

Ziegler was the tournament medalist with a score of 69.