St. Helens improving, but has a bit to go

The St. Helens High boys' golf team went up against the rest of the Northwest Oregon and #8200;Conference at the Glendoveer Golf Course on Thursday.

While total team scores were not yet available at press time, the Lions overall shot a combined 360.

They faced off againt a good Sherwood team that has improved. Sherwood's No. 1 player last season is now No. 3 and he hasn't faltered, St. Helens coach and #8200;Dave Lawrence noted.

Sherwood would shoot an impressive 306 on the 18-hole, par 73 course. and #8200;That averages to 76.5 per golfer. The Lions shot a respectable 360, but have room for improvement.

The Lions were led by Eddie Martinez with a 77. That included two double bogeys on the front.

'Eddie shot an even par 37 on the back nien with a double-bogey 6 on his last hole. He was two under until that hole,' Lawrence noted.

Colin Chiddick finished tied for third with St. and #8200;Helens Nathan Hunter.

'Colin had two really bad holes at the end or he would have shot in the 80s. Nathan is also on the verge of some good scoring rounds,' Lawrence added.

He said Cody Tyema competes on every shot and is maintaining a good attitude. He said Ryan Edwards was working on changing his swing.

'All the guys are working on things to improve and at times it all comes together. A little more consistency and we'll climb up the rankings in a very tough league,' Lawrence predicted.

St. and #8200;Helens scoring:

St. and #8200;Helens (360)-Eddie Martinez (40-37) 77; Colin and #8200;chiddick (42-51) 93; Nathan Hunter (47-46) 93; Cody Teyema (46-51); Ryan Edwards (50-59) 109.

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