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Sandra Jefferies leads HRV girls’ team at Bend Golf Club

By ADAM LAPIERRE

News staff writer

April 12, 2006

The Hood River Valley High School girls’ golf team traveled south Friday to play a tournament at the Bend Golf Club. The tournament brought the Intermountain Conference’s nine teams to the fairways and greens of the top-notch Central Oregon course for a cloudy but dry day of golfing.

And after 18 holes, the top five Eagle golfers played to a sixth place finish out of a field that was led by Summit in first, Bend in second and Redmond in third. Leading the HRV team was Sandra Jefferies with 105 and Kristi Heinze with 108.

“The course was new to all the girls, and their scores reflected that,” Coach Dave Waller commented. “The girls have had the chance to play on a couple of outstanding courses, and it’s good for them to see something new. But at the same time, you don’t usually play as well your first time around a course.”

Rounding out the varsity five for the Eagles were Whitney Osborn with 115, Alaina Waller with 116 and Arianna Sewell with 125.

This season is somewhat of a building year for the girls’ team, which, of its 13 members, consists of only four upperclassmen (three seniors and one junior).

“Some of our players are brand new to the sport this season,” Waller said. “But they’re working hard and in a year or two we should compete well at the league level. This season we should compete well against Pendleton and Crook County.”

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