Outlaws compete in district golf tournament
Last updated 5/18/2021 at Noon
Spring sports have all experienced a truncated season, but for the boys golf squad it was even shorter. They were only able to compete in two matches before the district tournament.
District was just a one-day event held at the Tokatee Golf Course. Sisters finished fourth out of six with a team score of 454. Woodburn took first with a score of 356 and Cascade was runner-up at 360.
Evan Eby led the Outlaws with a score of 91, which qualified him as an individual for the boys 4A golf championships, which were to be held Tuesday, May 18, at Trysting Tree in Corvallis.
Eby started his round, carding a six, six, six, and then on the fourth hole, par-three, he shot the ball just short to the side of the green and chipped it in for birdie.
“That shot gave him some confidence and he went on to finish with a 48 on the front nine,” said Coach Bill Mitchell. “He shot a 43 on the back nine for his best nine of the season. He got two pars on the back nine, one on the 13th and one on the 18th for a nice finish.”
Devin Coverdale and Felix Leahey both carded a 107 and Cort Vantress finished at 153.
The boys got in two golf matches during the regular season, their first a tournament at Tokatee on Wednesday, April 21. Sisters finished third with a team score of 424. Cascade took first place with a 368 and Marshfield was runner-up at 373.
Eby scored a 44 on the front nine and a 47 on the back to lead the Outlaws with a score of 91. Eby’s best holes were the fourth and 17th, which he parred. Asher King scored a 110, Devin Coverdale scored a 111, and Felix Leahey scored a 112. Court Vantress wrapped up the scoring with a 135.
On Wednesday, May 5, the Outlaws participated in the Newport High School Invitational held at the Salishan Golf Links in Lincoln City. Only three of the five Outlaws completed the round.
Devin Coverdale and Felix Leahey both finished with a 103, and Eby was just one stroke back at 104.
Mitchell said, “Although it was a 16-hour day it was nice to give the kids an experience at the coast, and they loved it. We stopped at Mo’s for some good food and spent some time at the coast. I think they really enjoyed it.”