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Telles, Wolves win, but they're not satisfied

Girls golf: The Tigard girls finish in second place in Monday's Pacific Conference event
by: DAN BROOD, ROLL IT IN — Tualatin freshman Seisha Telles watches her putt roll toward the hole in Monday’s tournament.

TUALATIN - Seisha Telles, and the Tualatin High School girls golf team as a whole, have something in common.

On Monday, both Telles and the Timberwolves were victorious, but they're not satisfied.

Telles, a Tualatin High School freshman, claimed individual honors while the Wolves rolled to first place in the team standings at the Pacific Conference tournament held under rainy, windy conditions at Tualatin Country Club.

'It was pretty good,' Telles said after finishing her round. 'But I can do better.'

As it was, she seemed to do pretty, darn good.

Telles won the tournament with a 5-over-par score of 77 strokes.

'It was a good day,' Telles said with a smile. 'My putting saved me. It helped a lot.'

Meanwhile, the Wolves took first place in the team standings with a score of 358.

'The girls are concentrating, they're focused and they're putting in the hard work and that's paying off,' Tualatin coach Nancy Lee said. 'I'm so pleased with the results.'

But, as is the case with Telles, the Tualatin squad as a whole is looking to get even better.

'That's the attitude of the whole team,' Lee said. 'We want to keep on taking off strokes.'

Telles, in her winning round, had a pair of birdies. She carded a birdie 3 on the 251-yard, par 4 hole No. 2 and she also had birdie 3 on the 267-yard, par 4 hole No. 14.

And, while she's having plenty of success already as a freshman, she's also enjoying her first year on the Tualatin High School team.

'It's really fun to play out here with the team,' said Telles, whose best-ever round is a 1-over-par. 'We're doing pretty well.'

Tualatin junior Sophie Corr also turned in a strong round in Monday's tournament. She finished second, individually, with a score of 90.

Sarah West wasn't too far behind, shooting a 93. Also for the Wolves, seniors Hannah Ellsworth and Lacey Bruske had scores of 98 and 102, respectively.

'It was nice to be playing at home,' Lee said.

The Tigard girls golf team, getting steady play from its group, finished second in Monday's league tournament with a score of 432. That put the Tigers 14 shots ahead of third-place Newberg, which had a total of 446.

Junior Anna Storino led the way for Tigard with a round of 105. Olivia Hurd, Chandell Culley and Danielle DeVera each carded a 109 for the Tigers and Erika Standeven had a round of 129.

The next Pacific Conference girls golf tournament will be held Tuesday, starting at 12:30 p.m., at Willamette Valley Country Club in Canby. Prior to that, on Monday, Tigard will play at the Seaside Invitational.