KU boys golf off to state



GRANTS PASS, Ore. — It wasn’t as pretty as Monday’s opening round, but it was good enough for the Klamath Union boys golf team.

Shooting nearly 50 strokes more than day one, KU posted a 388 team total to finish second at the Skyline Conference tournament at the Grants Pass Golf and Country Club. The Pelicans will now play at the 4A OSAA Boys Golf State Championships in Banks May 14 and 15.

KU’s Kyle Wolfram followed up his first round 83 with a 98 on Tuesday to place in the top 10. Phil Morse was the Pelicans best golfer in the final round, posting a 93 to finish one stroke behind Wolfram. David Reed’s two-day total was 183 and Clayton Korson’s was 185. David Lily finished with a 208.

North Valley claimed the team championship, remaining undefeated within the conference. Ryan Melnychuk took the individual title with a second round 76, totaling 145 over the two-day event.

Henley’s Robert Ferguson nearly finished in the top five, going 89-90 for a 179. Teammate Jeff Beard finished with 200 total strokes, while Nick Thomsen went from a 109 on the first day to a 97 on Tuesday.

Chris Armstrong posted a 213 and Gunnard Lindsey shot 232.

Kaitlin Collom District 6 Champ

Recently named Charter Student Athlete of the Month Kaitlin Collom won the District 6 girls golf championships with a 2-under 70, beating her sister, Kylie, by seven strokes.

Katilin Collom’s two-day total was 145, as she will be joined by Kylie at the 4A/3A/2A/1A OSAA Girls Golf State Championships at Eagle Crest next Monday and Tuesday. Kylie Collom finished with a 152.

Mazama’s Hannah Reynolds also qualifies for the state tournament, shooting 82 at Reames Country Club in Klamath Falls.

In the team race, North Valley beat St. Mary’s. Those schools were the only two playing with enough golfers to qualify for the team title.