REDMOND, Ore. — Two Basin girls are leading at the 4A/3A/2A/1A OSAA Golf State Championships at Eagle Crest Golf Course. District champion Kaitlin Collom of Henley and Mazama’s Hannah Reynolds each shot 1-under 71s in the opening round to tie for the lead and post the only sub-par scores. Henley’s Kylie Collom is three strokes back with a 2-over 74. Reedsport’s Monica Vaughn is between the lead group and Kylie with a 1-over 73.
Reynolds put in an eagle on the 285-yard, par four second hole between two bogies on No. 1 and No. 3. She also finished her front nine strong with birdies on No. 8 and No. 9.
Kaitlin Collom posted three birdies and two bogies for the opening round lead, getting 1-under through the first nine holes. She shot the final seven holes even-par.
Photo: Kaitlin Collom poses with others during the April presentation of the Charter Student Athletes of the Month
Kylie Collom posted bogies on the first two holes and on No. 11 and No. 15, but had two birdies in between.
Crook County is the overall team leader by 17 stokes over Molalla. Seaside, Catlin Gabel of Portland and Ontario round out the top five.
4A OSAA Boys Golf State Championship
Clayton Korson posted the top Klamath Union score with a first round 90. Qualifying as a team, the Pelicans sent five golfers to state. With Korson at 38th, Kyle Wolfram is one stroke behind with a 91. David Reed went for a 95 and Phil Morse opened with a 97. David Lilly posted a 104.
North Valley’s Ryan Melnychuk leads by six strokes over Estacada’s TJ Barber. Melnychuk was the only first day shooter under par with a 5-under 67 at Quail Valley Golf Course in Portland. His effort gave North Valley a first round tie in the team battle. The Knights are knotted with La Grande at 325 with La Salle in third at 339.