Gresham wins tight race on its home course
BOYS GOLF -- Top three teams are separated by only three strokes
Centennial's Nick Chianello beat the rest of the field by a mile Thursday, April 17, at Gresham Golf Course.
The Eagles' junior earned medalist honors with a 5-under-par 67, highlighting his round with a near-eagle on the 459-yard, eighth hole. He reached the edge of the green in only two shots and his long eagle putt stopped inches short of the hole, leaving him a simple tap-in for birdie.
Chianello did most of his damage on the four par-5 holes, scoring three birdies along with an eagle on the 461-yard, 16th hole.
Centennial finished with a 312 team total to take fourth in a tight team race.
Gresham won its third tournament of the year with a 305 finish, beating runner-up Central Catholic by a single stroke. Alex Spicer shot a 78 to provide the difference for the Gophers, beating the Rams' No. 4 scorer by three strokes. Nick Ingram and Zach Lacey shared the team lead for Gresham with 75s.
The par-5, eighth hole proved to be the easiest of the day, surrendering nine birdies and an eagle.
Look for extended golf coverage in the Saturday, April 19, issue of The Outlook.