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Clark leads St. Helens girls' golf to fifth at Charbonneau, Lions qualify for district meet

District meet set for 10 a.m. Tuesday and 10 a.m. Wednesday at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks


    -    Lauren Clark’s 14-8—22 Stableford score led St. Helens (116) to fifth in the final Northwest Oregon Conference meet on Tuesday at Charbonneau Golf Club in Wilsonville.

“Our team score was good for 116, which placed us fifth in league,” Lions coach Jared Phillips said. “With that team score, we qualified for our special district tournament at Quail Valley, a two-day 36-hole tournament [set for 10 a.m. on Tuesday and 10 a.m. on Wednesday.]”

Peyton Strade (16-12—28), Emmi Paullus (11-14—25) and Morgan Anderson (10-13—23) followed for St. Helens.

“Peyton Strade has been consistent all year, scoring 28 points this week,” Phillips said. “Morgan Anderson, showing huge strides since the beginning of the season, played in her first varsity match and scored 23 points.”

The Lions reached their goal of a 100-point outing.

Northwest Oregon Conference meets reward players with eight points for a double eagle, five points for an eagle, two points for a birdie, no points for par, a negative point for a bogey and three negative points for a double bogey.

Hometown Wilsonville (178) won the meet, followed by Liberty (Hillsboro) and La Salle Prep (Milwaukie) tied for second at 151. Sandy came fourth with a 121.

Parkrose (Portland) sophomore Shelbie Dunn led all individuals with a 27-23—50, a single stroke better than La Salle sophomore Emily Miller (27-22—49).

“We had an outstanding showing,” Phillips said. “Although par is only 64 [compared to 72 for most courses], it has very tight fairways with out-of-bounds on every hole as you wind your way through the quaint neighborhood. Lauren Clark had her best outing of the year, scoring 40 points and coming in with three pars and six bogeys.”

Clark prefaced Tuesday’s performance with a 16-12—28 on Monday, April 18, at Quail Valley.

Strade (15-9—24) and Paullus (4-9—13) followed.

Wilsonville junior Kaitlyn Howe (29-28—57) beat Dunn (26-25—51) for medalist honors.

The Wildcats (174 points) took the meet from La Salle (100 points).

The top five teams and the top 10 individuals from the district meet qualify for state, scheduled for May 16-17 at Quail Valley.

District meets use stroke play scoring instead of the conference’s Stableford system.

“It will be a big adjustment for the girls,” Phillips said. “However, they’ve shown tremendous grit and perseverance all year. I’m very proud of the team and what they’ve been able to accomplish in such a short period of time in an extremely difficult sport.”

Northwest Oregon Conference meet

Monday, April 18

at Quail Valley Golf Course, Banks

Team scores

1. Wilsonville 174

2. La Salle Prep 100

3. Liberty 94

4. Sandy 88

Hillsboro incomplete

Parkrose incomplete

St. Helens incomplete

Top 10 individuals

1. Kaitlyn Howe, Wilsonville, 29-28—57

2. Shelbie Dunn, Parkrose, 26-25—51

t-3. Jessica Berry, Wilsonville, 21-22—43

t-3. Darian Bresmars, Wilsonville, 22-21—43

t-3. Hannah Scruggs, La Salle, 22-21—43

t-3. Makenna Gambee, Hillsboro, 21-22—43

7. Elaina Maki, Liberty, 23-16—39

8. Emily Miller, La Salle, 17-15—32

9. Lexie Huebert, Wilsonville, 18-13—31

10. Lorrin Santoro, Liberty, 17-13—30

St. Helens scores

Lauren Clark, 16-12—28; Peyton Strade, 15-9—24; Emmi Paullus, 4-9—13

Northwest Oregon Conference meet

Tuesday

at Charbonneau Golf Club, Wilsonville

Team scores

1. Wilsonville 178

t-2. Liberty 151

t-2. La Salle Prep 151

4. Sandy 121

5. St. Helens 116

Hillsboro incomplete

Milwaukie incomplete

Top 10 individuals

1. Shelbie Dunn, Parkrose, 27-23—50

2. Emily Miller, La Salle, 27-22—49

t-3. Lorrin Santoro, Liberty, 17-29—46

t-3. Haley Schulte, Wilsonville, 23-23—46

t-4. Darian Breshears, Wilsonville, 26-19—45

t-4. Elaina Maki, Liberty, 20-25—45

t-4. Hannah Scruggs, La Salle Prep, 21-24—45

8. Lexi Huebert, Wilsonville, 19-25—44

t-9. Jessica Berry, Wilsonville, 21-22—43

t-9. Stephanie Saul, Sandy, 22-21—43

St. Helens scores

Lauren Clark, 18-22—40; Peyton Strade 16-12—28; Emmi Paullus, 11-14—25; Morgan Anderson, 10-13—23