EHS golfers on track for the big show

EHS golfer Kayla Miller eyes a chip shot on the 12th hole during the Enterprise Invitational, Monday at Alpine Meadows. Miller captured medalist honors by shooting a 77 for one of the best games of her career. Photo by Kim Lamb

Enterprise's boys and girls golf teams are on track to compete in their respective state golf tournaments if they keep producing the caliber of play that they have shown over the past week.

EHS boys

2A Invitational Pumpkin Ridge

The Enterprise boys golf team proved that they will be a force to be reckoned with this season as the Red and Black knocked off defending state champion Santiam Christian at the 2A Invitational last Tuesday at the Pumpkin Ridge Golf Course near Portland.

Adverse weather conditions didn't hinder Enterprise as they bested the defending state champions by 13 strokes, shooting a 349 team score. Kevin Gomes and Grady Rawls led the Enterprise charge with 85s. Derek Huff shot an 88, Nathan Slinker 91 and Jake Thompson 96.

Kennedy placed second, five strokes back at 354. Santiam Christian ended the day in third with a 362. Bandon, City Christian and Cascade Christian ended the tournament with team scores of 371,372 and 417 respectively.

Pendleton Invitational

EHS finished sixth out of 24 teams at the Pendleton Invitational on Friday posting a 322. Rawls and Gomes matched each other stroke for stroke for the second time in as many tournaments, both shooting 77's. Huff was six strokes back after shooting an 83. Slinker and Thompson rounded out the teams scoring with an 85 and 91 respectively.

Richland won the tournament with a 290 followed by West Valley 299, La Grande 299, Pendleton varsity 301 and Kennewick 314.

2A Invitational Wildhorse

Gomes and Rawls continued the Enterprise charge on Monday at Wildhorse near Pendleton, capturing co-medalist honors with Jason Spear of Echo as the trio each shot a 76. EHS teammates Jake Thompson and Nathan Slinker also came home with medals for fourth and fifth place after shooting a 79 and 80 respectively. Derek Huff shot an 87 for the tourney.

The Enterprise squad shot a 311 in the six team tournament to win by 18 strokes over second place Echo with a 329. City Christian was third with a 354 followed by Neah-Kah-Nee 374, Umatilla 380 and Heppner 390.

EHS Girls

La Grande Invitational

Both Kayla Miller and Kayla Stoffel are picking up the pace with the second half of the season well under way. The duo led the Enterprise girls team to a second place finish at the La Grande Invitational.

Miller shot the fifth lowest score overall for the tournament with a 98. Stoffel was three strokes behind with a 101. Jessica Marcum ended the afternoon with a 114 followed by Lacey Nobles 122 and Tera Phinney 141 for a team score of 435.

Kelli Greenough from La Grande was medalist with a 78.

La Grande won the team title with a 396 followed by Enterprise, Pendleton 447, Hermiston 453, Ontario 476, La Grande JV 483 and Baker with a 487.

The EHS girls will face Baker and Ontario at district. Enterprise was 41 strokes ahead of Ontario and 52 strokes ahead of Baker in the victory.

Enterprise Invitational

The EHS girls picked up their game on Monday at the Enterprise Invitational at Alpine Meadows Golf Course in Enterprise.

Miller played one of the best games of her career, shooting a 77 for the 18 hole tournament to win medalist honors. Stoffel and teammate Marcum also turned in outstanding performances. The pair shot 88s, the best round that each had ever shot. Nobles finished the day with a 115 and Phinney a 118.

The EHS team won the tournament with a 368, 16 strokes ahead of second place La Grande 384. Lewiston JV was third with a 415 followed by Lewiston 2-JV 466 and La Grande JV 560.

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