EUGENE — The second round of Southwest Conference girls golf shaped up much like the first one.
For Roseburg High sophomore Clare Dittemore, that meant another day among the leaders. And for the Sheldon Irish, that meant a huge gap between them and everyone else.
Dittemore placed fifth with an 84 on Tuesday at the Eugene Country Club, one week after an 84 in Grants Pass put her in third. Roseburg junior Kiana Cash carded an 85 to finish sixth individually.
But the day, once again, belonged to the Irish, and specifically to the Krause family. Junior Haleigh Krause took medalist honors for the second straight week with a 79 and freshman Jennifer Krause, Haleigh’s sister, shot an 82 to tie teammate Abby Brennan for second. In fourth was Abby Brennan (83), another Sheldon representative.
After two rounds, the Irish are in first place as a team by 102 strokes. Roseburg is comfortably in second place.
On the boys’ side, the first SWC-counting round of the season had first-place Sheldon edging out Roseburg by nine strokes. Sheldon’s Ben Wanichek was the winner with a 73, and teammate Joseph Kuehn was second with a 74.
Roseburg’s individual results were not available by press time.
The Indians will host the next SWC round April 22 at the Roseburg Country Club. Play is scheduled to begin at noon. The girls, who have a non-SWC round next week at the Rogue Valley Country Club, will host their final regular season counter at RCC on April 29.
At Eugene Country Club
TEAM SCORES — Sheldon 326, Roseburg 363, Grants Pass 416, Willamette 413, South Eugene 431, Ashland 490, Marist 499, North Medford 525, Crater inc.
TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS — Haleigh Krause, Sheldon, 79; Jennifer Krause, Sheldon, 82; Abby Brennan, Sheldon, 82; Alexi Bevans, Sheldon, 83; Clare Dittimore, Roseburg, 84.
OTHER ROSEBURG FINISHERS — Kiana Cash 85, Peyton Price 94, Alexis Horn 100, Kayla Epperly 118.
At Eugene Country Club
TEAM SCORES — Sheldon 305, Roseburg 314, Marist 318, Churchill 324, Willamette 325, North Medford 326, South Medford 334, Grants Pass 339, South Eugene 347, Crater 360, Ashland inc., Marshfield inc.
TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS — Ben Wanichek, Sheldon, 36-37—73, Joseph Kuehn, Sheldon, 37-37—74, Daniel Schuler, North Medford, 36-39—75, Wyatt Dean, Churchill, 37-39—76, Connor Drath, Willamette, 35-41—76.
COOS BAY — Tyler Franke carded an 18-hole score of 80 to finish second individually in a Far West League meet at Salmon Run.
Kyle Gordon of Brookings was the medalist with a 77. But Sutherlin was the most represented at the top, placing Scout Meyer (88) third and Ian Downs (89) in a tie for fourth.
After three FWL rounds, the Bulldogs are up on the Bruins by 21 strokes. Franke was the medalist last week at Sandpines Golf Course in Florence.
At Salmon Run
TEAM SCORES — Sutherlin 357, Brookings 367, Coquille 396, North Bend 479.
TOP 5 INDIVIDUALS — Kyle Gordon, Brookings, 77; Tyler Franke, Sutherlin, 80, Scout Meyer, Sutherlin, 88; Ian Downs, Sutherlin, 89; Blake Butler, Brookings, 89.
OTHER SUTHERLIN FINISHERS — Matt Tew 100, Jaden Shelton 126.
Season Standings — Sutherlin 383-383-357—1123, Brookings-Harbor 366-411-367—1144, Coquille 399-401-396—1195, North Bend 450-420-479—1351.
S.U.’s Phillips, Marsh second at track meet
SALEM — The throwers highlighted South Umpqua’s performances Saturday at the Meet of Champions at Willamette University’s McCulloch Stadium.
Nathan Phillips finished second in the discus with a throw of 141 feet, 1 inch, a personal record. Lane Marsh placed second in the javelin at 162-6, a PR. Olivia Gulliford was third in the girls discus at 115-9, a PR.
Other notable efforts came from Trevor Duffy (fifth in shot put, 46-1/2), Olivia Gulliford (fifth in shot put, 35-1) and Sam Gulliford (seventh in 400, 53.75, PR).
RHS 11, Summit 10
The Indians edged the Storm of Bend in a nonleague game Saturday at Fremont Middle School, improving to 5-1 on the season. Details from the contest were not reported to The News-Review.