Incline golfers tee off for state
May 24, 2017
Incline High School's six golfers teed off for two days of competition at the NIAA 2A Nevada State Boys Golf Championship on May 15-16.
The Highlanders came into the state tournament on the heels of capturing the 2A Northern Region championship on May 12, and rode that momentum to a two-day score of 999 for fifth place at Eagle Valley Golf Course's West Course in Carson City, Nev.
Satchel Hirch led Incline with an 11-over par 155 for fourth place individually, as the golfers competed from the blue tees at Eagle Valley's 6,421-yard, par-72 West Course.
Hirch, who was runner-up at the district tournament, fired a 72 on the first day to hold a share of the lead going into the second round. He'd birdie the par-3, fifth and seventh holes, and also birdie the par-4, 10th hole.
The Highlanders came into the state tournament on the heels of capturing the 2A Northern Region championship on May 12, and rode that momentum to a two-day score of 999 for fifth place at Eagle Valley Golf Course’s West Course in Carson City, Nev.
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After carding a 35 on the front nine to open the final round, including a birdie on the par-5, eighth hole, Hirch began his back nine with pars on the 10th and 11th holes, before bogeying the par-5, 12th hole.
With a shot at capturing the individual title still in his sights, Hirch would falter on the par-3, 13th hole, carding a 10.
Hirch bounced back with a par on the next hole, and went on to finish his round with an 83.
Yerington's Griffin Cooper won the tournament with a 148, followed by female golfer, Veronica Joels of The Meadows with a 154, and Wendover's Braden Price with a 155.
Price and Hirch each finished their tournament with a score of 155, but because Price finished seven strokes better than Hirch on the final round's back nine, Price was awarded the third-place finish.
Lake Mead's team won the state title, defeating the five other squads with a score of 895.
Peter Larson had the next lowest score for the Highlanders with a 199. Larson followed up his first-round score of 102 with a 97 on the second day.
Matt Poalillo had the next lowest score for Incline with a 200, followed by Zach Pexa, Paul Larson and Cooper Lyons.
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