PORTLAND — Mountain View golfers finished first, third and fourth at the 3A district tournament at Heron Lakes Golf Club, and that’s not much of a surprise.
The surprise was which three golfers finished in the top 4 for the Thunder.
Senior Kian Iverson shot a 79 on Tuesday after a first-round 78 to finish third overall with a 157, helping the Thunder to another district team title.
“The thing I probably most proud of is Kian,” Mountain View coach Jim Peterson said. “A senior for us, and he’s been our No 4 all year, and he just played lights out. He’s a three-year varsity player, and he put it all together when it mattered.”
The Thunder’s No. 1 player was no surprise as sophomore Grady Millar defended his district title, shooting an even-par 72 Tuesday for a two-day total of 143.
“I thought I played pretty well today,” Millar said. “I had two double-bogeys that cost me. But on one of the double-bogeys, I bounced back on the next hole with a nice eagle. I was really proud of our team. We played really well this week and fought hard.”
Mountain View’s Alex Rigby also shot a 157 to finish fourth overall as the Thunder outdistanced Prairie 616-692 for the team title.
“I’m just really proud of our guys,” Peterson said. “This is our sixth championship in a row, and we have a lot of sophomores on the team with Kian being the senior. It’s just exciting. It’s a good group of guys. They work hard, and they love golf.”
Heritage’s Tanner Moody was the district runner-up, shooting an 81 on Tuesday to finish at 154,.
Joining Iverson and Rigby at 157, but placing fifth in the tiebreaker, was Prairie Jack Dalberg. Dalberg shot a 2-under on the front nine Tuesday and finished with a 75.
3A DISTRICT TOURNAMENT
At Heron Lakes GC, par 72
Team scores — Mountain View 616, Prairie 692, Kelso 697, Heritage 766, Evergreen 944.
1, Grady Millar, MV 71-72—143
2, Tanner Moody, Her 73-81—154
3, Kian Iverson, MV 78-79—157
4, Alex Rigby, MV 79-78—157
5, Jack Dalberg, Pra 82-75—157
6, Rex Burt, Kel 78-84—162
7, Spencer Moody, MV 81-82—163
8, Jack Leidy, Pra 86-79—165
8, B. Kendrick, MV 77-88—165
10, Gunner Burt, Kel 82-86—167
MOUNTAIN VIEW— Grady Millar 143, Alex Rigby 157, Kian Iverson 157, Spencer Moody 163, Braden Kendrick 165, Reese Barner 89-85—174.
PRAIRIE — Jack Dalberg 157, Jake Leidy 165, Brecken Desmet 92-92—184, Nolan Niesz 96-90—186, Chase Questad 113-109—222, Luke Dalberg 115-113—228.
KELSO — Rex Burt 162, Gunner Burt 168, Kade Keesee 94-92—186, Landon Patterson 88-95—183, Gavin Eades 99-93—192, Soren Guttorsmsen 101-95—196.
HERITAGE — Tanner Moody 154, Cael Parker 87-99—186, Ian Roadifer 105-106—211, Ethan Burdick 123-115—238, Jake Teti 107-108—215, Wyatt Hughes 164-137—301.
EVERGREEN — Austin Edwards 110-106—216, Jessie Santos 130-110—240, Alex Edwards 130-147—277, Justin Pham 122-119—241, Matthew Ciabanu 133-117—250, Kai Speer 125-142—267.