Truckee wins golf tournament; North Tahoe edged by Whittell
The Truckee High golf team won the first Northern 3A tournament of the season by 21 strokes over second-place Lowry at the Golf Club at Fernley on Thursday.
Truckee, which also won the preseason Ice Breaker Tournament the week before, posted a combined score of 404 between its top five golfers. Lowry was second at 425, followed by Yerington (434), Fernley (435), Spring Creek (460), Dayton (543) and Sparks (580).
North Tahoe, competing in the tournament against 2A competition Whittell and Hawthorne, posted a score of 464. Whittell edged the Lakers with a score of 455, and Hawthorne didn’t have enough golfers to record a team score.
Weather in Fernley was not ideal for a golf tournament, as wind gusts near 40 mph created blowing sand and chilly temperatures.
Nevertheless, Truckee’s individual scores ranged between 78 and 84, with Matt Hardy shooting a 78, Ethan Harmon 80, Bryce Poulin and Daniel Gelso 81 and Pat Galvin 84.
“The guys played remarkably well for the conditions,” said Truckee coach Jeff Froelich.
North Tahoe coach Dick Tomlinson was also impressed with his team’s performance, especially the individual efforts from freshmen Craig Munro and Daniel Longo, each of whom shot an 89.
“We were pretty encouraged,” Tomlinson said. “What was really cool was that we had two freshman who broke 90.”
Alec Griffith and Travis Boerner each shot a 91 for the Lakers, and Kevin Scardigli posted a 94.
Fernley senior Brandon Dalton shot a tournament-low 74, while Yerington’s Vinny Arrighi shot a 75.