PRINEVILLE — Trailing first-round leader Redmond by four strokes entering the final round, Ridgeview needed to close ground on its crosstown rival. Yet after nine holes Tuesday, the Ravens had actually fallen farther behind.
“We were down by six at the turn today,” said Ravens coach Guy Millington. “But the girls know their game,” he added, “and they played it.”
In so doing, Ridgeview overtook Redmond down the stretch and pulled away to win the Class 5A Northwest Oregon Conference/Intermountain Conference regional tournament at Meadow Lakes Golf Course. As regional champion, Ridgeview qualifies for the 5A state tournament next Monday and Tuesday at Quail Valley in Banks.
Ridgeview posted a team score of 795, beating second-place The Dalles by 20 strokes and topping Redmond, which slumped to third place, by 24.
Redmond’s Elizabeth Roundtree took medalist honors for the two-day regional, shooting 89-93—182 to win by five strokes over runner-up Victoria Ervin of Hood River Valley. Roundtree qualified for state as an individual, as did Ervin, St. Helens’ Alexus Burgoyne and The Dalles’ Samantha Stansbury.
Danika Lundgren led Ridgeview, firing a personal-best 91 on Monday and following that with a 98 for a 189 total that tied Brugoyne for third place.
“I think just the consistency of the girls is what stood out,” said Millington, noting that both Logan Dietz (100-100—200) and Ayla Atkins (101-101—202) carded matching first-day and second-day scores. Alex Chastain (104-100) rounded out the scoring for the Ravens.
Crook County finished sixth in the eight-team regional with a two-day score of 887. The Cowgirls were paced by Sami Todd (100-102—202).
Wilsonville also qualified as a team for state. Wilsonville and St. Helens tied for the NWOC district title and broke the deadlock with their regional results; Wilsonville beat St. Helens by 45 strokes. Pendleton won the IMC district title last week and had already qualified for state.
Summit wins district doubles title: SALEM — Storm coach Paxton Deuel believed all season that he had not just one but two No. 1 doubles teams. At Tuesday’s Mountain Valley Conference tournament, Summit proved him right as Joshua Marine and Dylan Warren, who spent most of the season as the Storm’s No. 2 team, defeated No. 1 Ryan Felman and David Abbot 6-4, 6-3 in an all-Summit district final. “It was exciting tennis,” Deuel said. “It was the best two sets of tennis in the tournament and something I think both teams knew going in that they would end up with each other in the finals.” The final was a rematch of last season’s Intermountain Conference championship, which Marine and Warren also won before falling to Felman and Abbot in the Class 5A state finals. “They go back and forth,” Deuel said. “They’re very evenly matched and today Joshua and Dylan played cleaner tennis. On any other team, Joshua and Dylan would be playing No. 1 the whole season. At Summit we’re fortunate we have a very deep team.”
La Pine runs away with district crown: CORVALLIS — The Hawks shot a two-day score of 681 to easily win the 3A/2A/1A Special District 4 championship Monday and Tuesday at Trysting Tree. Blanchet Catholic carded a 795 to place a distant second. La Pine boasted the top three individual scores. Medalist Tommy Rohde followed up Monday’s 73 with a 75 Tuesday for a combined 148. Bryce Tirrill shot 78-83—161, and Aidan Crowley’s 91-85—176 was good for third. The Hawks will play in the 3A/2A/1A state tournament next Monday and Tuesday at Emerald Valley in Creswell.
Crook County wins regional: HOOD RIVER — The Cowboys shot a two-day score of 714 Monday and Tuesday at Indian Creek to win the Intermountain Conference/Northwest Oregon Conference regional and qualify for the 5A state tournament. Hood River Valley carded a 721 to place second and also advance. “We had to hold on for dear life,” Crook County coach Zach Lampert said. “The wind was blowing and greens were fast.” Hogan Smith led Crook County, following up Monday’s 85 with an 86 Tuesday for a combined 171. Also for the Cowboys, Brodie Kuizenga shot 77-97—174, and Trenton Brinkley carded a 83-92—175. The 5A state tournament is next Monday and Tuesday at Trysting Tree in Corvallis.