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Memmott, So and Jesuit step up

GOLF: Memmott and Lloyd lead the boys, Southridge's So the girls in Metro golf
by: MILES VANCE, FEELING CHIPPER – Aloha’s Kyle Memmott chips onto the second green at RedTail Golf Course on Monday.

BEAVERTON - Jesuit began the 2007 Metro League boys golf season the same way it finished 2006 - on top.

The defending Metro champion Crusaders won the first league tournament of the season, shooting a team total of 319 to beat second-place Sunset by three strokes Monday at RedTail Golf Course.

The Apollos' Travis Lloyd and Aloha's Kyle Memmott tied for medalist honors with 75s on the par-72 course. Jesuit had a pair of golfers tie for third with Sean Callopy and Ryan Marx matching Westview's John Abercrombie and Southridge's Blake Bowman with 78s.

Sunset placed three golfers in the top-8 with Tyler Parker and Logan Gerritz joining Lloyd after shooting 79s to tie for seventh. But Jesuit took the team honors when its No. 4 scorer Jeff Petroff (82) finished seven strokes ahead of his Apollo counterpart.

Southridge finished third in the team standings with a 337, one stroke ahead of Westview. Beaverton, which was led by Charlie Strand's 82, took fifth with a 334, while Aloha placed sixth with a 357.

Jesuit girls win opener

Defending Metro League girls golf champion Jesuit won the season opening meet at Claremont Golf Course in northwest Portland, shooting a 232 in the modified Stableford scoring system.

Jane So took medalist honors with a 67 to lead Southridge to a runner-up finish with a 220 team total. Jesuit nabbed the next three spots with Sarah Arnold (63), Ceci Estraviz (59) and Madeline Jarrett (57) finishing 2-3-4, while teammate Julie Schroeder took sixth with a 53.

Southridge's Allison Ahl joined So in the top-5, shooting a 55 to place fifth.

Beaverton was third in the team standings with a 174 and was led by Kassidy Banks, who tied for seventh with a 51. Westview, which was led by Amber Politi's 46, took fourth with a 160. Sunset also shot a 160 but placed fifth based on the Wildcats' No. 5 scorer, Brianna Nielsen, finishing 13 points ahead of her Apollo counterpart. Hyojung Na led Sunset with a 44.

Aloha finished sixth with a 56 and was paced by Lillette Lacaden's 33.