The Cougars played a practice round at the host of the Northern Regional Tournament, Rosewood Lakes Golf Course, last week and shot a 314. In the first round of the tournament Tuesday, the Cougars shot a 315.
With the healthy scorecard, Spanish Springs opened up a 29-stroke lead over the second-place squad, McQueen, before the second and final round Wednesday.
McQueen finished three strokes ahead of Bishop Manogue (347). Going into the tournament, the two schools figured to be the only two with a shot to knock off the defending state champions. The other scores in order of finish were: Wooster (376), Carson (386), Reno (393), Douglas (396) and Reed (432).
Spanish Springs’ Katrina Prendergast, the two-time defending region champion, turned in the best score of the day with a 72. Prendergast is six strokes ahead of Wooster's Staci Ludwig (78) and seven strokes ahead of teammates Trae Jones and Sami Sorensen, who both fired up 79s.
Katrina Weil sits in 10th place with an 85 and rounded out the Cougars’ top-four scores.
Alexandria Smith led the Raiders with a 99 which was good for a 25th-place tie in the 53-girl tournament. Angela Vranken (104), Leighton Lee (108) and Mackenzie Howren (121) rounded out Reed's scores.
The final round of the regional tournament tees off at 10 a.m. this morning.