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Wolves, Tigers shine at league-opening tourney

Boys golf: Isaiah Telles shoots a 67 to lead the way for Tualatin
by: Rich Hanson, LINING IT UP — Tigard’s Brad Prince lines up a birdie putt on hole No. 18 in Tuesday’s league tournament.

CORNELIUS - The Tigard and Tualatin boys golf team got their league seasons off to spectacular starts.

The Wolves picked up the team victory at the league-opening event while the Tigers turned in a school-record score at the tourney held Tuesday at Forest Hills Golf Course.

Tualatin rolled to first place at the tourney with a team score of 292 strokes. Tigard placed second, edging Canby by one stroke, with a school record score of 300.

'The kids are just really focused,' Tigard coach Rich Hanson said. 'They're really starting to believe.'

Tualatin senior Isaiah Telles claimed tournament medalist honors with a round of 5-under-par 67. He shot a blistering 31 on the back nine holes.

'Isaiah is an elite player and he should have a score like that on a course like Forest Hills,' Tualatin coach Bob Marling said. 'I think he'll do even better than that sometime this season.'

Also for the Timberwolves, Todd Vrooman turned in a round of 71, putting him in a tie for second place in the individual standings. Jason Sandvik, after being three over par through three holes, rebounded strong to shoot a 74.

Kevo Kirakossian carded an 80 and Michael Chizum shot an 83.

'We did all right,' Marling said. 'It was a win, and that's always great.'

Brad Prince led the way for Tigard, tying for second place with a 71 - marking his first-ever round under par.

Tiger sophomore Arthur Kim was just one stroke behind, shooting a 72. Brian Kostol had a 72 for Tigard, Ryan Knolin shot an 80 and Scott Deluca had an 85.

The next Pacific Conference boys golf tournament will be held Monday, starting at noon, at Michelbook Golf Club in McMinnville.