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Tigers, Paulson qualify for 6A state tourney

Tigard takes second place at the league's district tourney


by: DAN BROOD - SURE SHOT -- Tigard High School junior Corey Floom chips onto the 18th green during play Monday at the Pacific Conference tourney. BANKS — The Tigers are off to state.

And so is one Timberwolf.

The Tigard High School boys golf team, and Tualatin junior JJ Paulson earned bids to the Class 6A state tournament after turning in strong performances at the Pacific Conference district tournament, held Monday and Tuesday at Quail Valley Golf Course.

The top two teams placing teams from the conference and the top three individuals who are not part of those top two teams advance to play at the Class 6A state tourney, which will be held Monday and Tuesday at Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis.

Tigard finished in second place in the final conference standings with 99 points, following play at the district tourney, giving the Tigers the league’s second team bid to state. At the district event, Tigard had a two-round score of 652 strokes.

Junior Corey Floom led the way for the Tigers at the tournament with two-round total of 156, including a 77 in Tuesday’s second round play.

Tigard junior Damian Vonahlefeld had a two-day score of 163. Also for the Tigers, sophomore Colin McAninch shot a 170 and junior Nick Jones carded a 174. Junior Robert Stewart, after being disqualified on Monday, shot an 80 on Tuesday.

For the Timberwolves, Paulson had two-day score of 158, including a 77 on Tuesday, to earn an individual bid to state,

Also for Tualatin, junior Jonathan Whittle shot a 176 over the two days, freshman JJ Carter had a 195 and Jackson Ceserani had a 196.

Senior Nicholas Cross, playing in the first day of the tournament, shot an 81. Erik Flaten, playing in the second round, carded a 107.

Glencoe claimed the conference team championship, and the Crimson Tide’s Connor Tripp was the district tournament medalist.



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