Compher's record 68 leads Pirate boy golfers to triumph

KLAMATH FALLS — J.T. Compher carded a school-record, 4-under-par 68 to earn medalist honors and guide Phoenix to a Skyline Conference Tournament triumph at Running Y Golf Course Monday.

Compher, who improved as the day progressed, led Phoenix to its third Skyline victory in as many tries, its fourth overall win and a season-best team score of 302.

On the front nine, Compher registered a 1-under 35 before notching an eagle and two birdies en route to a 3-under 33 on the back side. He had a bogey on the back as well.

"He's been playing solid all year," said Phoenix golf coach Kyle Walker. "He was bound to get one of these kinds of rounds, where the putts go in and he gets under par. A lot of things went right for him today."

Aside from Compher's accomplishments, Phoenix accounted for four of the five lowest rounds of the field.

Sam Howell (77) and Daniel Engle (78) placed third and fourth, respectively, while Michael Stanfield added a 79 to tie for fifth.

"We're trying to just get ourselves ready for districts and state," said Walker, whose team won the Class 4A state title last year. "I think we have the capability to do that if we have everyone playing their best golf.

"Our day was a good step in that direction because it was our best score of the year, but we've got some more work to do."

Henley's Tyler Dearing had the second-best score with a 4-over 76. Henley placed second with a team score of 325.

Last Thursday, Phoenix won by 36 strokes in a two-day Skyline Conference Tournament at Sand Pines Golf Links and Salishan Golf Resort.

Compher claimed medalist honors after completing the best round of the day at Salishan in Day 2 — a 1-over 71. In the opening round at Sand Pines, he shot an 11-over 83.

TEAM SCORES — Phoenix 302, Henley 325, North Valley 333, Hidden Valley 342, Illinois Valley 396, Rogue River 424.

PHOENIX (302) — J.T. Compher 35-33—68, Daniel Engle 39-39—78, Michael Stanfield 38-41—79, Sam Howell 38-39—77.

HENLEY (325) — Tyler Dearing 39-37—76, Myron Clements 44-40—84, Kyle Dearing 44-38—82, Jacob Sorenson 44-39—83.

NORTH VALLEY (333) — Ross Procknow 44-42—86, Will Moffett 41-39—80, Travis Clark 40-44—84, Garrett Schiwietert 40-43—83.

HIDDEN VALLEY (342) — Kyle Bleser 41-38—79, Justin Duby 45-43—88, Carmen Oliveri 42-42—84, Travis Warwick 48-43—91.

ILLINOIS VALLEY (396) — Todd Heiller 41-45—86, Roger Hults 45-43—88, Ethan Anderson 55-55—110, Daniel Nordal 53-59—112.

ROGUE RIVER (424) — Joey Eckert 51-44—95, Levi Watkins 58-49—107, Brandon Hendrix 51-58—109, Tyler Carpenter 58-55—113.

Southern SkyConference

ASHLAND WINS — At Klamath Falls, Ashland received 7-over 79s from Clint Murphy and Jordan Wright to get a 24-stroke Southern Sky Conference victory at Harbor Links Golf Course.

Matt Naylor's 82 also helped Ashland score 331 on the afternoon. Ashland topped Mazama and Klamath Union, both of which shot 356.

Klamath Union's Carter Mast shot a 4-over 76 to secure medalist honors, and Seth Reynolds notched an 83.

John Williams shot an 88 and was the first Crater golfer to break 90 this season. Eagle Point's Travis Hawthorne also paced his team with an 88.

TEAM SCORES — Ashland 331, Mazama 356, Klamath Union 356, Crater 384, Eagle Point 432.

ASHLAND (331) — Cameron Clement 91, Clint Murphy 79, Matt Naylor 82, Jordan Wright 79.

MAZAMA (356) — Chandler Mulkey 83, Derrick Fuller 86, Josh Peters 92, Mark H-K 95.

KLAMATH UNION (356) — Carter Mast 76, Seth Reynolds 83, Robert Raffeally 99, Max Patterson 98.

CRATER (384) — Dennis Acevedo 95, John Williams 88, Jordan Roberts 98, Derrick Taylor 103.

EAGLE POINT (432) — Kyle Morse 100, Travis Hawthorne 88, Joel Calvert 116, Trevor Hanks 128.

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