REDMOND — Matt Hedges of Ashland shared the lead after Day 1 of the Class 5A District 1 boys golf tournament at Juniper Golf Club, shooting a 1-over-par 73 on Monday.
Ashland fielded an incomplete team, but Hedges can qualify for the 5A state tournament if he places in the top five among individuals. The top two teams also advance after today's second round.
Hedges' round matched that of Ryan DeCastilhos of Bend.
Hedges made five birdies and six bogeys. Teammate Kyle Breeding shot 80.
Eagle Point turned in a team total of 330, led by Ethan Devore's 77.
The tournament concludes with the second and final round today, also at Juniper Golf Club.
Hedges is looking for his third straight trip to the Class 5A state meet. He placed second last year and tied for ninth in 2012.
This year's Class 5A State Championships will be held May 19-20 at Emerald Valley Golf and Resort in Creswell.
TEAM SCORES — Summit 301, Bend 309, Eagle Point 330, Redmond 379, Mt. View 346.
TOP FIVE INDIVIDUALS — 1, (tie) Matt Hedges, Ash, 73, Ryan DeCastilhos, Ben, 73; 3, (tie) Declan Watts, Sum, 75, Ryan Blackwell, Sum, 75, Jack Loberg, Sum, 75.
EAGLE POINT (330) — Ethan Devore 39-38—77, Taylor Scott 43-40—83, Zack Henley 44-41—85, Michael Macedo 44-41—85.
ASHLAND (INC.) — Matt Hedges 37-36—73, Kyle Breeding 40-40—80, TJ Ferreira 52-61—113.
At Eugene, Ashland took charge in the opening day of the Midwestern League district tournament on Monday, advancing two singles players and two doubles teams to Friday's semifinals.
Second-seeded Ashley Knecht won her first match in straight sets before advancing to the semis with a default victory. Knecht's AHS teammate, third-seeded River Davis, used a pair of straight-set victories to qualify for the final four.
In doubles play, Ashland's Hanna Greenberg and Vika O'Brien, the two-time defending Class 5A state champions, did not lose a game in their two wins, while Ashland's Katy Barnard and Cass Christopher, the No. 4-seeded team, also won two matches in straight sets.
MWL semifinalists automatically qualify for the 5A state tournament. The league semis and finals will be held at the Eugene Swim & Tennis Club.
FIRST ROUND — Haptonstall, A, d. Williams, NE, 6-0, 6-0; Chen, C, d. Thorn, W, 4-6, 6-1, 6-3; Hubbard, C, d. Detels, NE, 6-4, 6-1; Bonjean, A, d. Leslie, W, 6-3, 6-0; VanDeinse, W, d. Yeh, M, 6-4, 6-1; Webb, S, d. Thomet, C, 6-0, 7-5; Alldridge, M, d. Garcia, W, 4-6, 7-5, 6-3; Shaw, S, d. Ross, C, 6-2, 6-2.
SECOND ROUND — Bryant, M, d. Haptonstall, A, 6-0, 6-0; Chen, C, d. Spears, S, 6-0, 6-2; Lee, M, d. Hubbard, C, 6-2, 6-0; T. Davis, S, d. Bonjean, A, 6-0, 6-1; R. Davis, A, d. Fandino, NE, 6-0, 6-1; VanDeinse, W, d. Webb, S, 7-5, 6-0; Jaeger, NE, d. Alldridge, M, 6-2, 2-6, 6-2; Knecht, A, d. Shaw, S, 6-0, 6-0.
QUARTERFINALS — Bryant, M, d. Chen, C, 6-0, 6-0; Lee, M, d. T. Davis, S, 7-5, 7-5; R. Davis, A, d. VanDeinse, W, 6-1, 6-0; Knecht, A, d. Jaeger, NE, default.
FIRST ROUND — Anderson-Martin, M, d. Moriguchi-Gangwer, C, 6-1, 6-0; Sick-Spellmen, M, d. Delgado-Holt, S, 6-1, 6-4; Meng-Stone, W, d. Zornich-Milander, NE, 6-3, 6-3; Salud-Detels, NE, d. Tobert-Bell, C, 3-6, 6-3, 6-4; Cross-Cross, M, d. Barchet-Patton, A, 6-4, 3-6, 6-4; Collins-Collins, C, d. Kaufman-Schaeffer-Sharp, 6-3, 6-3; Gray-McCausland, W, d. Keefer-Stroud, S, 6-0, 6-0.
SECOND ROUND — Greenberg-O'Brien, A, d. Denn-Collins, NE, 6-0, 6-0; Anderson-Martin, M, d. Gonzalez-Lozano, W, 6-0, 6-1; Petersen-Taggart, C, d. Sick-Spellmen, M, 1-6, 6-2, 6-1; Barnard-Christopher, A, d. Meng-Stone, W, 6-2, 6-1; Jester-Soriano, W, d. Salud-Detels, NE, 6-3, 6-3; Cross-Cross, M, d. Zemp-Sanford, S, 6-0, 6-1; Collins-Collins, C, d. Kirkpatrick-Londo, NE, 6-1, 6-4; Holender-Penn, M, d. Gray-McCausland, W, 6-1, 6-0.
QUARTERFINALS — Greenberg-O'Brien, A, d. Anderson-Martin, M, 6-0, 6-0; Barnard-Christopher, A, d. Petersen-Taggart, C, 6-4, 6-2; Cross-Cross, M, d. Jester-Soriano, W, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4; Hollander-Penn, M, d. Collins-Collins, C, 6-1, 6-1.
At Eugene, Ashland's Mischa Kirby and Grant Kahn both advanced to the singles semifinals and qualified for the Class 5A state tournament in the first day of the Midwestern League district tournament on Monday.
Ashland is second to Marist in the team race, with the Spartans holding a 34-28 lead over the Grizzlies. Willamette is a distant third with 18.
The semifinals and final will be held Friday at the Eugene Swim & Tennis Club.