Young golfers lead way for North Tahoe
April 7, 2008
The Truckee High golf team placed third and North Tahoe fifth overall in the Yerington Tournament on Friday.Lowry and Yerington tied for first with identical scores of 403 between the teams top five golfers. Lowry was awarded first place, however, because its sixth-place golfer whose score is normally omitted shot better than Yeringtons sixth man.Truckee finished eight strokes back with a score of 411, and Spring Creek was another 11 strokes back at 422.North Tahoe captured the top spot among the four Northern 2A programs in the tournament and fifth place overall with a score of 432. Incline, also from the 2A, shot a 432 as well, but with no sixth golfer to record a score, the divisional win went to North Tahoe.Lakers head coach Dick Tomlinson said he was impressed with the performance of his young team, which is made up of one sophomore and one junior and the rest freshmen. In fact, Fridays tournament may have been the Lakers best showing during the coachs tenure.Actually, this is probably the best score weve gotten in four years, Tomlinson said. Weve never had six guys who can play. You need depth, and thats what weve got this year.Fernley, a member of the 3A, finished behind North Tahoe and Incline with a score of 433 and was followed by 2A Whittell (456), 3A Dayton (525), 2A ROP (573) and 3A Sparks (623).Individually, Vinnie Arrighi of Yerington was the medalist shooting a tournament-low 71.For the Wolverines, Bryce Poulin and Will Collin each shot an 80 to lead the team. Daniel Gelso shot an 82, Matt Hardy an 84 and Ethan Harmon an 85 to round out the top five scores.On the North Tahoe side, freshman Craig Munro shot a team-low 83 and was followed by teammates Alec Griffith (84), Travis Boerner and Kevin Scardigli (86) and Connor Whaley (93).If the Lakers can keep up with their current pace, Tomlinson likes their chances to represent the 2A at the state championship in Needles (Calif.) on May 12-13. The Northern 2A zone tournament on May 7 will determine which three schools from the North qualify for the big tourney.The kids have a realistic shot at state, Tomlinson said. Theyre getting better as we get to play more.Unlike in the 2A, each regular-season tournament counts toward postseason berths for 3A programs. With four tournaments in the bag and five remaining, Truckee has two wins, one second-place finish and one third.
North Tahoe will compete in an all-Northern 2A tournament at Eagle Valley Golf Club in Carson City on Friday. Truckee plays in the Lowry tournament the same day.