Three golfers head to state

CHELAN – Oroville’s boys golf team earned a second place finish at the 1B/2B district tournament on Monday, May 14, on the strength of three golfers that qualified for the state finals.

The Hornets’ Caleb Whiteaker, Alex Kelly and Connor Hughes played at state at Oakbrook Golf and Country Club in Lakewood, May 22-23.

Kelly placed third at districts with an 88, three strokes out of first. Whiteaker was fifth with a 93 and Hughes was 10th with 99. The top 11 finishers earned state spots.

Also competing for the Hornets were Cory Childers (106), Cesar Santana (118) and Lane Tietje (124). For the girls, Kat Lidstrand (144) and Jessica Galvan (194) competed.

About Brent Baker

Brent is a reporter for the Gazette-Tribune. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent started work at the G-T in 2011.

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