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Golf: Canby alumnae Aaren Ziegler, Krissy Peterson cross paths at college tournament


The two former stars help Wisconsin and Oregon State break school records in Arizona.

by: TERRY BAILEY / COURTESY - Canby girls golf alumnae Krissy Peterson (left) and Aaren Ziegler cross paths at a collegiate tournament in Arizona. Peterson and Ziegler represented Oregon State and Wisconsin, respectively.Canby girls golf alumnae Krissy Peterson and Aaren Ziegler crossed paths as opponents during a college women’s golf tournament Feb. 23-24 in Peoria, Ariz.

Peterson made her debut in the Oregon State lineup and Ziegler had a solid outing for Wisconsin at the Westbrook Spring Invitational, which was held at the Westbrook Village Golf Club.

“It was very nice to see these outstanding student-athletes competing and enjoying their time at their respective schools,” said Cougars coach Terry Bailey, who made the trip to Arizona to watch her former players. “Watching them in high school was great, but this was really special for everyone. They are two special girls and everyone around them knew they would succeed at the collegiate level.”

Peterson, whose mother also played golf at OSU, helped the Beavers set single-round and three-round school records.

The freshman matched par in the opening round with a 72 on the 6,269-yard course as Oregon State shot a 5-under 283, besting the program’s previous single-round record of 2-under in 2011.

Her first-round score contributed to the Beavers’ total of 10-over 874, which shattered the school’s previous three-round best of 20-over 884 that was set in Hawaii in 1998.

Peterson finished with a 9-over 72-78-75 (225) to finish in an eight-way tie for 55th place on the individual leaderboard. OSU took sixth place out of 14 teams.

“Krissy was very excited for this start and will definitely have a great career at Oregon State,” Bailey said.

Ziegler ended up in a seven-way tie for 22nd place with a three-round score of 69-75-75 (218), a career low.

The junior also helped Wisconsin earn third place in the team standings with a school-record total of 5-under 859.

“This is a very proud moment for the coach,” Bailey said.

Ohio State won the team title with a 26-under 838, setting a new tournament record despite trailing eventual runner-up Oregon (848) by six strokes entering the final round. Ohio State’s Jessica Porvasnik earned medalist honors with a tournament-record 65-67-71 (203).

The links offered a fitting location for a reunion of Ziegler and Peterson, who were both standout players at Canby. In 2011, when Ziegler was a senior and Peterson was a sophomore, they tied for third place at the Class 6A state championships at Emerald Valley Golf Club in Creswell. They also led the Cougars to third place in the OSAA team standings that year.

Oregon State was scheduled to continue its season March 3-4 at the Bruin Wave Invitational in Tarzana, Calif. Wisconsin will return to action March 17-18 at the BYU Entrada Classic in St. George, Utah.