Jesuit adds to impressive title campaign

Crusaders win boys golf title, West Linn defends girls title
Staff Report

A third-place finish by senior Steven DaSilva and a stunning round of 68 by junior Eric Cech helped Jesuit win the Class 6A boys golf state title Tuesday at Quail Valley Golf Course in Banks.

DaSilva finished at 147 overall, four strokes behind Lincoln senior Adam Bean, while Cech rallied from a 10-over 82 with a 4-under round of 68 at the OSAA/U.S. Bank/Les Schwab Tires-sponsored event. Cech's round pushed the Crusaders past runner-up Lake Oswego by four strokes: 606-610.

The team title is Jesuit's sixth this year following titles in girls cross country, boys and girls soccer, and boys and girls basketball.

West Linn cruised to its second-straight the girls title, beating Jesuit by 25 strokes. Senior Morgan Thompson shot even par 144 for the individual title.

In other finals, Corvallis edged West Albany by two strokes to win its second-straight Class 5A boys title, while Summit cruised to the 5A girls title - it's fifth in the past six years.

La Grande, led by a closing-round 71 from junior Mavric Goss, won its second boys golf title, edging Klamath Union for the Class 4A boys championship. The 1-under-par round by Goss boosted the Tigers to a 2-stroke win.

Molalla defended its Class 4A girls title with a 39-stroke win over St. Mary's of Medford.

St. Mary's won the Class 3A boys title - its first - with a team of all underclassmen.