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Golfers battle through weather

The Lake Oswego boys golf team put together one of its most impressive tournaments of the year on Monday, winning it by 12 strokes over second-place Lakeridge at Arrowhead.

On the afternoon, the Lakers' top four golfers all shot in the 70s and Matt Montpas won medalist honors with a 73, his lowest round of the year.

Chris Mei came in second on his team with a 75, his first sub-80 round of the season. Gerik Illo shot 77 and Tye Gabriel fired a 78 to help the Lakers to another victory. The win extends Lake Oswego's lead atop the league standings.

Lakeridge put together a solid second-place performance which put some distance between itself and Clackamas for a state berth as the Cavaliers finished in fourth.

Matt Kitto had the second lowest round of the day, shooting a 74 while George Lin came in with an impressive 75.

Connor McKeever and Tyler Elliot each shot 83 which was the lowest round of the year for both players.

Next week the teams will take to the links at Oswego Lake Country Club.

In the girls' tournament at OGA, Lake Oswego's Amy Beth Simanton tied with West Linn's Morgan Thompson for the low score of the day with a 40 in terrible weather conditions.

The Lakers came in second place behind the Lions and moved one step closer to earning a trip to the state tournament.

Kendall Prince shot a 41 for the Lakers while Deana Ulrich came in with 57 and Kelsey Moede shot 61.

The Lakeridge girls took third place again and face an uphill climb to qualify for state.

Taylor Babcock had her team's low round with a 42 and all five Pacer varsity participants broke 60.

Kelly Kirk shot 53, Chloe Rossman shot a 55 and Melissa Dussin came in with a 56.

Next up for the girls is the final league tournament at Oregon Golf Club before districts.