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Golfing in the middle of nowhere

Sun Staff reports

By Thursday evening, North Tahoe golfers are sure to have a few more callouses on their hands than usual.

Seven Lakers from the school’s golf team hit the road Tuesday to play three rounds in three days.

They start with a warm-up round at Mt. Whitney Golf Course in Lone Pine on Tuesday. The team then travels to Furnace Creek in Death Valley for a 2A tournament on Wednesday before wrapping up the trip with another 2A tournament at Round Mountain near Tonopah.

Assistant coach Tom Lovely will accompany the team in the absence of head coach Dick Tomlinson, who is busy helping arrange a family wedding.

Lovely said he expects most of the 2A schools, both North and South, to compete in at least one of the two tournaments, or both, as well as several 1A programs. Some of those schools include Wells, Battle Mountain, West Wendover, White Pine and Hawthorne.

While touring the barren lands of Nevada, Lovely said the Lakers may also visit old gold mines as a side trip. Because there is no hotel in Round Mountain, the team will stay at a hotel in Tonopah, Lovely said, adding as an interesting note that Round Mountain is touted as the longest 9-hole golf course in the country.