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Both the Canby Cougar boys’ and girls’ golf teams qualified out of their Three Rivers League District Meets this past week, working their way to regionals.
Taking place at Stone Creek Golf Club in Oregon City, the Canby boys’ team — Zach Netter, Blake Camph, Clayton Geyman, Michael Breitbarth, Brayden Wise and Colby Beck — started out strong in the two-day tourney. Canby needed to be one of the top four teams to advance.
Netter, golfing as the No. 1 for the Cougars, shot a 41 on the front nine and an 85 overall to kick things off. Camph was close behind with an 87, while Geyman, Breitbarth and Wise all shot from the 92-100 range.
The combined score for Canby, a 359, was good enough for fourth on the day. Tualatin was only two strokes behind, nipping at their heels.
The top team in the tournament, Tigard, narrowly beat out Lake Oswego with 301 strokes overall. The Tigers’ performance netted a league championship and an automatic bid to state.
The district tournament is structured as an end-of-year, two-day tournament, and teams get additional points for victories during the regular season.
While the Cougars finished fifth overall, their strong play one of the tourney clinched them a ticket to regionals along with West Linn and Lake Oswego.
Paired with the Mt. Hood Conference, the three TRL teams will also face Clackamas, Barlow and David Douglas at the OGA Golf Course in Woodburn. The top two finishing teams, as well as other top individuals, will qualify for state.
Two of the Cougars’ top golfers have already clinched spots in the state tournament, and do not need to worry about districts or regionals. Jake Rogers and Cougar girl Tyler Olson have already earned their bids due to excellent play.
The girls’ golf team also finished well at the district tournament, earning a spot in regionals. Sydney McRobbie, Gracie Carter, Gracie English, and Jasmine Diaz will all be moving on for Canby
The girls’ squad has been hampered by bad weather throughout the season, but persevered through and grabbed a position. The Cougars will play at OGA on Tuesday.
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