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Golf: Terada wins league tourney

by Joey Crandall

The Douglas girls’ golf team followed a tough week up with its best tournament of the season Wednesday afternoon at Arrowcreek.

Freshman Koko Terada won her first varsity tournament, shooting a 76, and Doulas took third as a team with a score of 391.

“A number of girls have been sick and we ended up with only five players,” Douglas coach Steve Gustafson said. “Arrowcreek was cold, windy, rain, hail, you name it.

“The kids had a great attitude about going into it. For most players, scores were 10-15 strokes higher than normal. Our team just kept their focus and we were able to sneak into third place.”

Gustafson said he was impressed with Terada’s play.

“She beat Manogue’s Elise Levy by seven strokes and nailed a 10-foot birdie putt on No. 9 to make the turn at even par,” Gustafson said. “Seventy-six was an incredible score in those conditions.”

Kristen Greenhut had a strong day as well, shooting a 98 to take 10th.

“She didn’t have anything higher than a seven on her scorecard,” Gustafson said. “It was a great end to the regular season, and hopefull it will carry on into regionals.”

Megan Welch shot a 107, Emily Gosselin came in at 110 and Nina Lehr shot a 124 for Douglas on the day.

The Tigers will run Terada, Gosselin, Tawnie Wentz, Greenhut, Molly Jordan and Megan Welch at next week’s regional championships.

Terada finished second in the Sierra League Cup standings, averaging an 81.7.

Gosselin, Wentz and Greenhut all finished in the top 20.