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Scappoose girls three-peat as Cowapa League golf champions

Hall medals, Jory ties for third, Gray comes up sixth


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEA: - From left, Bailee Magnuson, Macy Gray, Morgan Hall, Kaitlyn Bakkensen and Isabel Jory edged Valley Catholic 414-418 to repeat as Cowapa League champions on Monday at the Astoria Golf and Country Club.The Indians are Cowapa League girls' golf champions for the third year in a row.

Morgan Hall led the field with a 49-46—95 as Scappoose, unbeaten in six league meets this season, edged Valley Catholic 414-418 on Monday at the Astoria Golf and Country Club.

Isabel Jory (50-49—99) tied Seaside junior Caroline Kotson for third, and Gray (50-53—103) was sixth.

Bailee Magnuson (68-49—117) and Kaitlyn Bakkensen (57-63—120) completed the effort.

"We were nervous because Valley Catholic was so close to us," said Gray, a senior.

Scappoose, nevertheless, bested the Valiants for the second time in eight days.

"[At the Catlin Gable Invitational at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks] we were only ahead of them by only two," said Magnuson, a senior.

Valley Catholic closed the gap after coming up a distant second to the Indians at 416-476 in last year's league championship.

"[The Indians] played well throughout and had some solid scored turned in on the back nine with Morgan's 46 and a 49 from Isabel and Bailee," Scappoose coach Joe Girres said. "Hopefully we are gaining momentum going into regionals and can post a sub-400 team score."

The Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Region 1 Championships, from which the top two teams and the top five individuals advance unless any of the five belong to either team, are set for Monday at Quail Valley and for Tuesday at Meriwether National Golf Club in Hillsboro.

"[Defending regional champion] Crook County should get first and we should be second," Gray said. "But we're all really familiar with Quail Valley, and if we golf how we can, we should have it in the bag."

The Indians shot a 394-405—799 for seventh at the state tournament, their best finish in school history, at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Redmond last season.

This year's state tournament is set for May 16-17 on the very same course.

Henley broke Molalla's five-year state championship streak last season.

Cowapa League Championships

Tuesday

at Astoria Golf and Country Club

Team scores

1. Scappoose 414

2. Valley Catholic 418

3. Astoria 466

Seaside incomplete

Tillamook incomplete

Top 10 individuals

1. Morgan Hall, Scappoose, 49-46—95

2. Matti Thurman, Valley Catholic, 51-45—96

t-3. Isabel Jory, Scappoose, 50-49—99

t-3. Caroline Kotson, Seaside, 52-47—99

5. Chloee Hunt, Astoria, 48-52—100

6. Macy Gray, Scappoose, 50-53—103

7. AnnMarie Gallardo, Valley Catholic, 51-54—105

8. Caroline Hobson, Valley Catholic, 58-50—108

9. Lizzy Osburn, Valley Catholic, 56-53—109

10. Samantha Hemsley, Astoria, 55-58—113

Scappoose scores

Morgan Hall, 49-46—95; Isabel Jory, 50-49—99; Macy Gray, 50-53—103; Bailee Magnuson, 68-49—117; Kaitlyn Bakkensen, 57-63—120