North Tahoe dominates field to win golf state championship

Program gets first state title since 2016

North Tahoe golfers celebrate capturing the 2022 state championship.
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The North Tahoe boys’ golf team has captured this year’s Class 2A state championship, swinging their way to a title by 22 strokes.

Playing at Chimera Golf Club’s par-72, 6,757-yard course in Las Vegas, the Lakers combined to shoot a low score of 655 to top second place Lake Mead and win the program’s first state championship since 2016.

Jaxen Perryman led the Lakers with a two-day score of 154. Perryman rallied from an 81 on Monday by shooting a 1-over-par 73 for the second best round of any golfer in Tuesday’s field. North Tahoe’s Ryder Smith finished with a two-day score of 161 to take sixth place. Teammate Kadin Harris was a stroke back to claim seventh place. Ty Whisler shot a 178 to finish 15th, Cooper Schulze shot a 195 to take 23rd, and Renner Jones shot a 222 to finish 38th.

Sierra Lutheran’s Brock Walters shot a 2-under par 142 to win this year’s state title, which is the first state tournament held since 2019, due to the outbreak of COVID-19. Walters was the only player to shoot under par and topped the field by 11 strokes.

Justin Scacco is a staff writer with the Sierra Sun. He can be reached at

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