Taft Tigers Golf
At stake beginning at 10 a.m. Monday and Tuesday at Salishan Spa & Golf Resort will be a berth in the State finals, May 14-15 at Banks.
Playing in warm weather and on quick greens on the home course of the 2016 NCAA champion Oregon Ducks, the Taft High boys golf team used a team-leading 81 from junior Logan Merry to emerge victorious Monday at a non-qualifying event in Creswell.
Taft High senior Maya Hatton shot 42 to earn medalist honors, while Newport’s Judy Shu carded a 48 for second Tuesday in a casual nine-hole golf outing at Chinook Winds Golf Resort.
The Taft team was the only team to field a team score, having 4 players post an 18 hole score. Maya Hatton tied for first, shooting an 83. Violet Palermini, Olivia baker, and Sammy Halferty rounded out the final three varsity scores.