Led by steady freshman Mitchell Cornell, the Incline golf team claimed the Northern Division III title at Ruby View Golf Course in Elko on Wednesday.
Cornell earned individual regional champion honors with a 76, which was three strokes ahead of Mineral County’s Mavro Viani. Fellow freshman teammate Bryan Golombik won a tiebreaker for fourth, shooting an 82.
The Highlanders posted the low team score of 433. Battle Mountain was 11 strokes behind, at 444, followed by Whittell with a 456 to secure the final state championship berth.
North Tahoe just missed out on the state cut, as the Lakers finished three strokes behind Whittell with a 459. Wells came in at 461 and Sierra Lutheran 517.
Incline’s Dylan Smith shot an 87, Kyle Reeves a 92 and Arjun Singh a 96.
In addition to the top three teams, the top five individuals from non-qualifying teams also advanced to state.