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Kelso’s Logan Davis and Ilwaco’s Kenneth Sheldon are having successful collegiate golf campaigns, with both notching top 15 finishes in a pair of recent golf tournaments held in the northwest.

At the Willamette Valley Cup held at the Trysting Tree Golf Club in Corvallis, Shelton, a junior at Willamette University, tied for 10th place with a 36-hole total 153. Davis, a senior at Linfield, tied for 12th with 155. Willamette won the team crown with 597, and Linfield was third with 611.

In the Whitman Sunshine Invitational held at the Sun Willows Golf Course in Pasco, Davis placed seventh with a 27 hole total 111, and Sheldon tied for 13th with 115. Linfield packed home the team trophy with 448, and Willamette was fourth with 458.

Sheldon also played in the recent West Cup held at the Sierra La Verne Country Club in La Verne, Calif. He carded rounds of 79-82-82 to finish tied for 60th place as Willamette finished 17th in the team standings.

Newburn shines

on the links

Woodland’s Faith (Udy) Newburn, a junior at Corban University, has carded a pair of top 25 finishes in recent collegiate golf tournaments held in Oregon and California.

In the Oregon Tech Spring Invitational held at the Eagle Point Golf Club in Eagle Point, Ore., Newburn had rounds of 87-84 for 171 to finish tied for 13th. Corban improved eight strokes on the final day to claim second place in the team standings.

In the UC Santa Cruz Spring Invitational contested at the Pacific Grove Golf Links in Pacific Grove, Calif., Newburn placed 22nd overall with rounds of 84-83 for 167. The Warriors, who placed three golfers in the top 15, claimed fourth place.

Sturdivan, Huddleston have solid finishes

Two other Woodland golfers, Ryan Sturdivan and Tanner Huddleston, had recent strong finishes in a pair of recent West Coast golf tournaments.

Sturdivan, a junior at Pacific Lutheran University, tied for 21st place with 79-81 for 160, and helped his team to the title trophy in the PLU Invitational held at the Oakbrook Golf Club in the Tacoma suburb of Lakewood.

Huddleston, a senior at Concordia in Portland, carded 13 birdies in the final two rounds of the Hanny Stanislaus Invitational held at the Turlock Golf and Country Club in Turlock, Calif. Huddleston finished with rounds of 76-73-76 for 225, good for 29th place. Concordia placed fifth in the team standings, 15 strokes behind team champ Cal Baptist.

Around the NWAC

Four area prep baseball standouts are competing and putting up solid numbers at Centralia College. Kelso’s Cody DeRosier is a sophomore left-handed pitcher who is 1-1 with a 6.42 earned run average. In five games including two starts spanning 14 innings, he allowed 14 hits, struck out 19 batters and walked seven. Another Kelso grad, freshman utility player River Liepa, is hitting .333 in 27 at-bats with two doubles and two RBIs. On the mound, he’s made one relief appearance of four innings, allowing two hits, four walks and a strikeouts in compiling a 2.25 ERA. Toledo’s Wes Kuzminsky is a sophomore right-handed pitcher who is 1-1 with a save and a 1.97 ERA. In seven relief appearances spanning 14 innings, he’s allowed 11 hits with 15 strikeouts and seven walks. Kuzminsky is also hitting .308 in 65 at-bats with three RBIs. Castle Rock’s Colton Titus is a freshman utility player hitting .329 in 70 at-bats with five RBIs and four stolen bases. In addition, Kelso’s Cam Margaris and Castle Rock’s Joe Bair are assistant coaches with the Trailblazers.

Rainier’s Mason Schimmel, a freshman left-handed pitcher at Clackamas College, is 2-2 with a 3.33 ERA. In six starts spanning 30 innings, he’s allowed 27 hits and 18 walks, and has struck out 16.

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Sports Reporter

Rick is a 29-year veteran of The Daily News, and the lead Lower Columbia College athletics reporter. In addition, he tracks former area prep athletes and assists several other beats. He is a Mark Morris grad with a business management degree from LCC.

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