Pacific Conference golfers take aim at state tourney berths
The league's district tournament will be held Monday and Tuesday at Heron Lakes
PORTLAND - State tournament berths will be on the line Monday and Tuesday when the Pacific Conference holds its district golf tournaments.
This year, both the boys and girls district tourneys will be held at Heron Lakes Golf Club. Boys play will be held on the club's Great Blue Course. The girls will play on the Greenback Course.
Tournament play, for both boys and girls, will begin at 9 a.m. each day.
The top two teams in each of the district tournament, plus the top three individual placers not on those top two squads, advance to play at their respective Class 6A state tournaments.
In the Pacific Conference, the top overall boys and girls team in the season-long standings, which also takes in play at the district tourney, earns the league's No. 1 seed to their respective state tourneys. The No. 2 seeds will go to the highest placing remaining teams at the district events.
The Canby boys and the Tualatin girls look to all but have locked up their respective No. 1 seeds, as each of those teams have triumphed at every league tourney held so far this season.
On the boys side, Tigard and Tualatin are expected to battle for the league's No. 2 berth to state. The Tigers will be looking to qualify for the boys state tournament as a team for the first time in school history.
Tigard and Tualatin, for the most part, have played within a few strokes of each other all season. That was the case at Monday's league tourney regular season finale, held at Willamette Valley Country Club in Canby.
The host Cougars won the tournament with a team score of 297 strokes. Tualatin was second with a score of 316, while Tigard was third at 319.
Junior Kevo Kirakossian led the way for the Wolves at Monday's tournament with a round of 74. Also for Tualatin, Ian Alford shot a 76, Blake Mai carded an 82, Tyler Colgan had a round of 84 and Zack Vaughan shot an 86.
For Tigard, junior Arthur Kim had a round of 72, placing him second individually. Also for the Tigers, Brad Prince shot an 80, Ryan Knolin carded am 81, Daniel Migas shot an 86 and Mark Jenson had 91.
The Tualatin girls triumphed at Monday's tournament at Quail Valley with a score of 339.
Tualatin sophomore Seisha Telles was the tourney medalist with a one-over-par score of 73.
Also for Tualatin, senior Sophie Corr shot an 89, junior Aim Trakulchang and Sarah West each had a round of 89 and senior Cally Kamiya shot a 106.
Tigard, with only three available golfers, didn't have a team score at Monday's girls tourney. Tiger freshman Hanna Ha and senior Olivia Hurd each shot a 97. Natasha Malik shot a 126.