In the last match before the district tournament, the Hermiston boys golf team shot its lowest score of the season.

The Dawgs fired a 327 at the par-72 Black Rock Creek Golf Course in Sunnyside, Wash., to win a three-way meet with Sunnyside and league opponent Hood River Valley on Wednesday.

“It’s a real tough test of golf,” Hermiston coach Mike Frink said of Black Rock. “There are a lot of water hazrds, sand and out of bounds on the left side of several holes.”

The tree-lined fariways of the 6,289-yard course boast a total of 40 bunkers that are in play, but Hermiston golfers had to have missed most of them given their pretty low score.

Every player turned in a score under 90 for the second-straight week, with senior Kurt Simmons leading the way with a 77 and medalist honors. Nolan Briscoe shot an 82 while Jordan Turners fired an 83.

Briscoe finished third and Turner placed fourth on the individual leaderboard.

Brandon Eckhardt rounded out the scoring for the Dawgs with an 85 while Wyatt Huffman was the team’s fifth man with an 87.

All those players, with the addition of Kyle Barton, will compete in the Columbia River Conference championship tournament, held Monday and Tuesday at Pendleton Country Club.

Sunnyside turned in a 346 as a team while Hood River Valley was well back of both with a 359.

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