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Cheney girls take third place in GNL match

Morton shoots season best 86


The Cheney High boys’ and girls’ golf teams finished their regular season, May 6, in the fourth Great Northern League (GNL) tournament.

The girls fell back to third place in team scores with 536.

Head coach Gerald Morton said the team was hoping to clinch the top spot in the GNL, but Clarkston - who has led the league in the past three matches - is “just too strong.” He added that lack of experience and knowledge playing on the course was another issue for the team.

“Not knowing what is right over the hill or around the corner can cost you strokes,” Morton said.

Shyann Morton led the Hawks and came in third overall, shooting a season best of 86.

Steffi Cunningham hit 100 and Cheyenne Marchand recorded 103.

“Both Cheyenne and Steffi were disappointed in their scores but they both know what they need to work on,” Morton said. “They are both very determined and have the work ethic to fix what went wrong.”

Tessa Heiydt (121) and Jaceya Prophet (126) shot their best rounds of the season.

“Jaceya and Tessa both really stepped up their game and played well,” Morton said. “They have both been working hard.”

On the boys’ side, Cheney didn’t record a team score as they only had three competitors in the tournament. Kendell Weller led the Blackhawks with 97. Peter Condon shot 99 and Tanner Cunningham hit 108.

After the league tournament, May 13, at Liberty Lake, both teams will move onto the district tournament, May 19.

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