Outlaws tie for fourth at golf invitational
Last updated 5/9/2023 at 11:22am
Junior Devin Coverdale and freshman Trent Gordon tied for a fourth-place finish as individuals at the Quail Run Invitational held in La Pine on Monday, May 1. The boys are the only two players on the golf team, and both have improved their scores greatly over the course of the season.
Coverdale and Gordon both finished their round with a score of 84. Ironically they scored the exact opposite scores on the front and back nine; Coverdale a 45 on the front and a 39 on the back, and Gordon a 39 on the front and a 45 on the back.
Coverdale finished his round with eight pars and one birdie, the birdie on the par five, 17th hole. His chipping throughout the round was very good, and his putting was close behind. He came close to a few other birdie putts, but had to settle for par.
On his birdie shot, Coverdale hit his driver with a low cut, which put him about 285 yards from the green. Then, with his 3 wood, he hit a power cut/fade around a tree onto the rough, just on the right side of the green. The chip shot landed between three and four feet from the cup and he tapped it in for the birdie.
Despite his solid round, Coverdale thought he could have done better.
Coverdale said, “I thought we both did OK, but in reality we could have shot a whole lot better. But all things aside it was still a warm, fun day.”
Gordon recorded seven pars on the front nine and finished his round with eight pars. He had several good holes on the front, birdie looks on holes three, four, and five, and his approach shot on the fifth hole came to within two feet of the cup. He also saved par on the first and sixth holes. The back nine was a bit more rough as both wind and rain came into play.
Gordon said, “I think I had a good round, but both of us did have a few rough patches. I think we both did a great job recovering from our missed shots and getting them back on the next hole. I did have some good shots out of hard places that saved me some strokes.”
Coach Bill Mitchell said, “Both these guys are good athletes, and Trent plays baseball as well as golf. These were good scores for both of them. Golf is a tough game and to shoot this well close to Districts is great. They both played their best golf so far this season. You couldn’t ask for a better time to be shooting your best golf.”
The Outlaws were scheduled to attend the District Tournament held in Newberg on Monday and Tuesday, May 8-9.