Prep roundup: Union aces Titan Cup challenge

Finley has hole-in-one, winning putt in sudden death

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Dani Finley seemed destined for good things Monday at the Titan Cup.

The Union golfer made a hole-in-one to win her first match and then made a par putt on the second playoff hole to give the Titans the team win.

Finley’s ace came at the 135-yard 17th hole at Tri-Mountain, using a 7-iron. It was her first hole-in-one, and it gave her a 3-and-1 win over Mountain View’s Ahreum Yang.

Union would beat Mountain View 4-2, and Camas topped Woodland 5-1 to set up the team final.

Union and Camas were all-square after the first two matches were complete, and Finley and Karsyn Rushing were tied with Camas’ Elise Filuk and Maddie Miller, so they played on.

Finley made her par putt on the second playoff hole to give Union the win.

Union golf coach Gary Mills said the competition was tight all day long, something he expected with “the four best teams in the county.”

Stars of the day

• Alexis Kron, Union softball, hit a three-run home run in the sixth inning then a two-run double in the seventh as the Titans scored seven runs in the final two innings to beat Columbia River 8-5.

• Alec Chaney, Skyview baseball, went 3 for 3 with a double, triple and two RBI in the Storm’s 9-2 win over Heritage.

• Kayla Lagerquist, Washougal softball, went 3 for 4, including a two-run home run in a win over Hockinson.

• Tyler Armstrong, Prairie baseball, struck out nine, leading the Falcons to a 5-1 win over Mountain View.

• Jennifer Breaker, Evergreen softball, went 4 for 4 and hit for the cycle in the first game of the Plainsmen’s doubleheader sweep of Fort Vancouver.

• Tori O’Neill, Camas softball, had three hits including two doubles and knocked in four runs as the Papermakers beat Prairie 9-0 to remain unbeaten.

• Kendra Locke, Battle Ground softball, was 3 for 4 and knocked in two runs to help the Tigers defeat Mountain View 4-2.