Rams win golf tourney at Rose City
The Central Catholic boys golf team picked up its second lopsided win in as many tries, tallying a collective 297 score at Rose City on Wednesday to beat runner-up Barlow by 34 strokes. The Rams had four of the top five scorers, led by Trevor Warner out of the first group with a 1-under-par 71. He started the back-nine with back-to-back birdies.
Central Catholic stormed through the back nine with all five of its varsity golfers scoring birdies on the par-5, 11th hole. The entire group earned pars at 13 and 15.
The Rams No. 3 and 4 golfers Jake Ellis and Jake Ryan each finished with 76s, topping the No. 1 golfers for every other school except Gresham.
Greshams Austin Spicer earned medalist honors with a 3-under 69, picking up five birdies on the day. He was most effective on the long par-5s where he finished with three birdies and a par.
Barlow was second as a team with a 331 total, led by Joseph Knight with a 77. He finished with nine pars and birdied twice on the back-nine.
The Bruins best stretch came on the 14th and 15th holes where it shot a collective 2-under as a team with No. 4 and 5 golfers Chance Finnerty and Cooper Jewell each carding birdies on the 14th. Barlow picked up six strokes on David Douglas over those two holes, accounting for the difference in a tight race for second place.
The Scots finished third with a 336 total, led by Matt Stenhouse with an 81, while Centennial was fourth in the team race, led by Derek Melvin with a 79. Centennials Dillon Browning had the days only eagle on the par-5, 11th hole.
The leagues next tournament is at 1 p.m. Thursday at Persimmon Country Club.