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Golf teams cruise through districts

Brock Anderson leads the LO boys while others wrap up state and regional berths

VERN UYETAKE - Lake Oswego's Brock Anderson eyes a putt during this week's district tournament at Stone Creek. Anderson had the low round of the tournament for the second year in a row.The Lake Oswego and Lakeridge golf teams had terrific showings at this week’s district golf tournament at Stone Creek.

The Lake Oswego boys cruised once again, posting a pair of sub-300 team scores in the event while Brock Anderson finished as the tournament’s low scorer for the second year in a row.

The Lakeridge boys also had an outstanding tournament, finishing with the second-lowest score through the first round as Avery Keating earned an automatic individual berth at state and Tim Lee advanced to regionals.

Anderson and Keating were tied for the lowest round of the day after Monday, eating shooting one-under 71s. Anderson closed with a 34 on the back-nine, including three birdies in his final five holes.

Three other Lakers shot in the 70s on Monday as Joe Torkelson shot a 74 and Adam White and Cam Nicklos each carded round of 75 with Nicklos’ round featuring four birdies.

“We love this course. Everyone on the team plays well here,” Anderson said.

Lakeridge got a boost from Lee who shot 78 while Owen Kessel was terrific with an 81 and Kevin Thropp shot 82.

On Tuesday, Anderson picked up where he left off, sinking four birdies on the front nine and two more on the back en route to a 69 to run away with the district title.

Torkelson was close behind with a 71 while Michael Zhao shot an event par 72 and White shot 74.

“Winning state as a team is definitely the goal. We want to do it five years in a row because that’s never been done before,” Anderson said.

Keating closed with a birdie on 18 to shoot an 75 for Lakeridge while Lee shot 79 and Mitch Rose fired an 80.

Both Keating and Lee will now try to make it through regionals at Rose City Golf Course next week to earn trips to state.

For the girls, Lake Oswego finished a strong second, earning a berth in regionals where they are a favorite to advance to state.

Cami Dozois clinched her trip as an individual, taking second place in the tournament overall while Lakeridge’s Kendall Freeman and Katie Bogart also advanced to regionals and will look to lock up state berths next week as well.

The Laker girls shot a 328 on the opening day with Dozois carding a 74. Delaney Talovic continued her strong late-season push with a terrific round of 77 and Mary Jane Anderson carded an 82.

For Lakeridge, Freeman had the second lowest round of the tournament on Monday with a 73 that featured a 35 on the front nine.

Bogert shot a 90 and Kate Lisle fired a 96.

On the second day of competition, Lake Oswego improved by five strokes. Dozois shot a 72 for the afternoon and Talovic had another excellent round, carding a 76.

Anderson stayed consistent with an 84 and Emily Leach shot 91.

Lakeridge also had a strong second day as Freeman capped her tournament with a 76, followed by an 86 from Lisle, a 90 from Bogert and a 94 from Molly Bradley.