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Decatur is SPSL Central golf co-champ

Mirror staff

It wasn’t what they really wanted, but they’ll take it.

The Decatur girl’s golf team was crowned the co-champions of the South Puget Sound League South Division after a victory over the Sumner Spartans Monday at Linden Golf Course in Puyallup, 98-45. The Gators will share the SPSL Central championship with the Auburn Trojans. Auburn downed Auburn Riverside Monday, 114-84.

Against Sumner, senior Cailin Magruder fired a 6-over 43 at Linden to earn medalist honrs. Sidney Solomonson shot a 46, Jenna Rochelle and Juli Eubanks shot 47s for the Gators.

Auburn and Decatur split their two meetings during the regular season, including a heart-breaking loss to the Trojans Thursday afternoon at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club, 96-87. Both Auburn and Decatur finished with 11-1 records in the seven-team league.

The Gators snapped the Trojans’ 20+ match SPSL Central winning streak Sept. 24 in one of the most amazing matches in league history, 107-106. Auburn had won the last two league titles.

On Thursday, Auburn’s Lauren Phillips earned medalist honors by firing a 5-over par 41 at Twin Lakes against the Gators. Magruder led the Gators with a 43, followed by Eubanks’ 44.

The SPSL Central co-championship is the first title for the Decatur girl’s golf team in the school’s history in the league. The girls, along with the boys, will now travel to Gold Mountain Golf Course tomorrow for the SPSL Medalist Tournament and qualifiers will play again Friday with berths to spring’s Class 4A state championships on the line.

On the boys’ side, the Gators picked up a 70-54 win over Sumner on Monday at Twin Lakes Golf and Country Club. Eric Taylor shot a 3-over 39 to earn medalist honors.

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