Fall preview 2001: Girls’ Golf
The skillful play of Renee Trudeau captured the State title for the 2000 Wolverine ladies’ golf team.Unfortunately for Coach Mike Merriman, Trudeau’s achievement was her last as a varsity golfer before moving on to collegiate play. With only two starting golfers returning from last year, Marissa Allen and Tiffany Schegg, a new crew will be hitting the links for Tahoe-Truckee High School this fall.”I know coaches say it all the time, but this will be a rebuilding year for us,” said Merriman. Many of the new team members are also new to the sport of golf, which has led Merriman to take a different approach to pre-season practice than he has in the past.”We are out on the driving range more, working on the swing and focusing on putting, chipping and the short game a lot,” Merriman said.The team has been spending as many hours as possible out on the course at Northstar, getting familiar with playing through each facet of the game before regular season play begins. Only three Wolverine golfers made the trip to Spring Creek last week for their first pre-season open, due to late summer vacations. Freshman Katy Jones came away with the lowest score of the day (132) beating out her teammates.”Spring Creek is a very challenging course, so we will expect to take about 10 strokes off at Yerington this week,” said Merriman.Merriman will be looking to senior Marissa Allen to lead the virgin team this year with the aid of teammate Tiffany Schegg. Both players competed in the State tournament last year and have experience on the varsity level. Junior Michelle Harrington also played in a few tournaments for TNT in 2000, and will assume a starting role on the roster this fall.The Wolverines will be taking a larger squad to Yerington tomorrow as the season gets underway.Girls’ golf scheduleFri. Aug. 31 @ Yerington 10:00Fri. Sept. 7 @ Dayton 10:00Fri. Sept. 14 @ North Tahoe 10:00Fri. Sept. 21 @ Lowry 10:00Fri. Sept. 28 @ Truckee 10:00Fri. Oct. 5 @ Fernley 10:00Thurs. Oct. 11 @ Manogue 10:00Thurs.& Fri. Oct. 18 and 19 State @ Ruby View Golf Course TBA
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As seniors from North Tahoe collected diplomas this week, a group of Lakers continued another local tradition — capturing first place at the boys’ regional golf championship.