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The Canby boys golf began their season with the opening Canby Invitational at the Willamette Valley Country Club this past week, facing 19 other schools.
Home course advantage notwithstanding, the Cougs struggled against fierce competition, ultimately finishing in 14th place.
Jake Rodgers, who led the Cougars last year with low scores, was the best-shooting Cougar golfer on the day. Rodgers knocked in a team-high three birdies, all of which came on par 5s, en route to his 79 on the day.
Zach Netter was the only other Cougar to birdie, which came on hole 16, a par 4. Netter finished with an 81 on the day.
The three other varsity Cougar golfers finished above 85 on the day. Clayton Geyman shot an 86 on the afternoon, while Colby Beck and Brayden Wise shot a 93 and 94, respectively.
While Canby placed 14th with a combined score of 339, the winner of the opening invitational was Summit, who totaled 287 strokes among their five golfers. Sunset was close behind for second with 291 total strokes; Sunset’s Kamal Singh was the low scoring on the day, birdieing six times and only bogeying once on his round of 67.
Next up for the Cougars will be the Canby League match, once again at WVCC, on March 28.
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