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Scappoose girls' golf best-ever third at Class 4A/3A/2A/1A state championships

Indians improve on last year's seventh-place 394-405—799 with a 405-389—794


COURTESY PHOTO: SCAPPOOSE HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS' GOLF - The Cowapa League champion and Class 4A/3A/2A/1A Region 1 runner-up Indians - Kaitlyn Bakkensen, Morgan Hall, Macy Gray, Isabel Jory, Bailee Magnuson and Ali Jacobson, pictured with coach Joe Girres and his daughter, Siena - improved on last season's school-record seventh-place 394-405-799 at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Redmond with a 405-389-794 for third on Tuesday at the very same course.The Indians are better than ever.

After pulling off a school-record 394-405—799 for seventh at last year’s state meet at Eagle Crest Golf Course in Redmond, Scappoose came away with a 405-389—794 on the very same course on Tuesday.

“It was a rough first day but we picked it up,” said Morgan Hall, the sophomore Cowapa League medalist who led her side with a 90-91—181 for 13th at state.

Isabel Jory’s 101-90—191 was good for 18th, Bailee Magnuson tied Kaitlyn Bakkensen for 29th with a 105-110—215 and Macy Gray was 34th with a 123-102—225.

“We stayed ahead of [last year’s state runner-up] Heppner for third,” said Gray, a senior who graduates with Jory and Magnuson. “All the girls get along really well, and I think they will still be really good next year. [Joe Girres] is a good coach.”

The Indians won all six Cowapa League meets, claimed their third Cowapa League championship in a row and were the Region 1 runner-up to Crook County.

“Girres really helped us improve this year,” Jory said. “Our mentality is good.”

Scappoose, though yet to win a state team or individual title, made the cut for the fourth year in a row after tying for 11th in 2014, taking 11th in 2013 and coming up 12th in 2012.

Region 4 medalist and St. Mary’s (Medford) sophomore Kamryn Ford (74-79—153) won the Crusaders’ first individual title. Her junior teammate Staesha Flock (78-79—157) and La Grande junior Trinity McCarthy (81-80—161) followed.

St. Mary’s (338-336—674), which also won the Region 4 team crown, led after day one and claimed its second state championship, its first since 2009.

Crook County (374-373—747) was a distant second.

Defending champion Henley, which broke Molalla’s five-year title streak, did not qualify for the tournament.

Class 4A/3A/2A/1A state tournament

Final

Tuesday

at Eagle Crest Golf Resort

Team scores

1. St. Mary's 338-336—674

2. Crook County 374-373—747

3. Scappoose 405-389—794

4. Heppner 409-404—813

5. Blanchet Catholic 435-405—840

6. Ontario 430-430—860

7. Taft 446-453—899

8. Stayton 452-454—906

9. Sutherlin 490-481—971

Top 10 individuals

1. Kamryn Ford, St. Mary's, 74-79—153

2. Staesha Flock, St. Mary's, 78-79—157

3. Trinity McCarthy, La Grande, 81-80—161

t-4. Katie Goodwin, Blanchet Catholic, 84-83—167

t-4. Kaylee Wu, St. Mary's, 83-84—167

6. Maya Hatton, Taft, 84-90—174

7. Kynan Nordal, Illinois Valley, 89-87—176

t-8. Sophie Grant, Heppner, 89-88—177

t-8. Jane Schlendorf, Oregon Episcopal, 90-87—177

t-10. Cora White, Crook County, 83-97—180

t-10. Tori Suto, Wallowa/Joseph, 89-91—180

t-10. Jane Suppes, Marshfield, 88-92—180

Scappoose scores

Morgan Hall, 90-91—181; Isabel Jory, 101-90—191; Bailee Magnuson, 105-110—215; Kaitlyn Bakkensen, 109-106—215; Macy Gray, 123-102—225