Malheur County teams fight the cold and wind for par

 Nyssa’s Josh Duckworth found himself in a little trouble, but out of the wind, chipping out of the gully toward the green during the Vale Invitational. Golfers braved cold, windy conditions with Burns taking the boys title and the host Vikings taking the girls crown. (The Enterprise/John L. Braese)

ONTARIO – Dark clouds occasionally spat snow flurries. Wind gusts played havoc with drives. 

Golfers, with the exception of Nyssa’s Josh Duckworth, wore attire that more suited duck hunting than a day on the links. Even with the temperatures hovering near freezing, Duckworth cruised the course in shorts and a short-sleeved shirt. 

This was the day as Vale welcomed surrounding teams for the Vale Invite on Thursday at Country View Golf Course.

The Burns Hilanders won the boys title, shooting a . . .