The Grant Union Prospector boys and girls golf teams were among 96 competitors at the May 8-9 district 1A/2A/3A tournament at the Pendleton Country Club, taking on a tough par 72 course.
For the Grant Union boys, Duane Stokes ended the two days with a score of 186 in 15th place, and, on the girls side, Tiana Allen finished the two days with 224 in 13th place.
Grant Union won’t be advancing to state competition, but Prospector head coach Ron Lundbom said he was pleased with his players’ attitudes at the tournament.
“I was happy with how our kids played this week and all season long,” he said. “Although we finished 10th for the boys and fifth for the girls, we improved on our season averages and improved each day at Pendleton Country Club. We had the least experience of any team in the field, and we had three personal-best scores this week.”
Prospectors achieving personal bests were Kaytlyn Wells, Fallen Bolman and Elijah Humbird.
On the boys side, Heppner won the meet with a two-day score of 698, La Pine placed second with a total of 726 and Burns finished third with 756.
For the boys, Riley Lankford of Nixyaawii won with a total of 154, followed by Logan Grieb of Heppner with 163, Cade Gorham of Imbler with 165 and Brycen Locke of Enterprise with 166.
The Grant Union boys’ two-day scores were Duane Stokes 186, Kellen Shelley 212, Humbird 286 and Curtis Perry 354.
For the girls, Heppner won with a two-day score of 730, La Grande placed second with 865 and Burns finished third with 886.
For the girls, Trinity MacCarthy of La Grande won with a two-day total of 151, followed by Tori Suto of Wallowa with 162, Sophie Grant of Heppner with 164 and Amanda Rea of Heppner with 182.
The Grant Union girls’ two-day scores were Tiana Allen 224, Bolman 259, Wells 264, Makenna Culley 272 and Maddy Way 298.
Lundbom said all his players plan to be back and are looking forward to next year.
“I know that I will have two more boys that can already play golf, and that will make a pretty competitive team,” he said.
Lundbom is planning a junior golf night this summer and will release details as plans are finalized.