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PORTLAND, Oregon (July 18) -- Ridgeview High’s ace golfer brought home one more trophy back to Redmond on Wednesday. 

Outgoing senior Isaac Buerger, who captured his second 5A State Championship in May, was presented with the Oregon Sports Awards’ 2019 Prep Boys Golfer of the Year honor on Thursday. The Oregon Sports Awards’ voting panel selected Buerger over finalists Andrew Reinhard (Jesuit) and Nate Stember (Lincoln). 

Buerger was a finalist for the award in 2017 after winning his first state title. This time around, however, Buerger left little in doubt for voters. 

He won the 5A title over Crescent Valley’s Michael Gray – also a nominee for the award – by 8 strokes. Buerger fired a bogey-free second round at Trysting Tree Golf Club to card a two-round score of 4-under-par (138) and lock up the win. Buerger’s score also helped the Ravens place second as a team at the state championship. 

Buerger was at or near the top of the leaderboard in each tournament he competed in for Ridgeview this spring. He averaged 69 strokes per round – 1.87 strokes under par – and also notched an Intermountain Conference District Championship title to help the Ravens take first as a team. 

Buerger, who leaves for Weber State University in August to continue his golfing career, has been active in Oregon Golf Association (OGA) and U.S. Junior Amateur tournaments. He competed in the IMG Academy Junior World Championships from July 9-12 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. 

Sport Oregon and NBC Sports Northwest presented Buerger with his award on July 3 during a pre-recorded segment of “The Noe Show” with Brian Noe. Buerger was in town with family for a tournament held at the OGA Golf Course from July 1-4. 

The full segment played on Thursday. Click here to view a highlight reel of Buerger’s interview and time in studio 

Future single-sport prep award announcements can also be heard live on KJOR Rip City Radio 620 throughout July. 

Sport Oregon, which manages the Oregon Sports Awards, and NBC Sports Northwest crowned Olivia Loberg of Summit High as the Prep Girls Golfer of the Year on July 12.  

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Presenting sponsor: HP

State Champion Sponsors: NBC Sports Northwest Nike Pamplin Media Group Portland Thorns Portland Timbers Portland Trail Blazers Providence Heath and Services Washington Trust Bank

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