North Tahoe’s Scott repeats as Northern golf champion
1) Murphy Scott, North Tahoe, 75
2) Spencer Uppal, Sage Ridge, 80
3) Satchel Hirsch, Incline, 83
4) Everett Grass, North Tahoe, 88
5) Matt Poalillo, Incline, 88
North Tahoe senior Murphy Scott defended last year’s Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association 2A Northern Boys Golf Championship on Monday, firing a 3-over-par 75 at the 5,947-yard Sunridge Golf and Recreations course in Carson City to win the regional tournament by five strokes.
Scott and a trio of other North Tahoe players combined to shoot a 353 to edge Incline by four strokes, claiming the team’s second straight regional championship. Whittell combined to shoot a 383 for third place.
Scott got off to a rough start, missing the fairway on the first two holes and finding the water on the third to begin 3-over-par. He’d bounce back during the rest of the front nine to stay in contention, and on the ninth hole, sank a 12-foot birdie putt to move ahead of Sage Ridge’s Spencer Uppal, who finished in second place with an 80.
Incline junior Satchel Hirsch carded an 83 for third place. North Tahoe’s Everett Grass was fourth with an 88, followed by Incline’s Matt Poalillo, who also carded an 88.
North Tahoe’s other scoring golfers were Ryder Smith (91) in seventh place and Stefan Hatch (99) in 12th place.
The top three teams qualified for next week’s state tournament in West Wendover. The two-day tournament will begin Monday at the 5,921-yard, par-72 Toana Vista Golf Course.
Murphy finished as state runner-up at last year’s tournament and the Lakers finished third as a team.
Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.