Golf team looks to get back on par |

Golf team looks to get back on par

If there is any consolation for the Truckee Wolverines’ golf team as they head down the stretch towards the state tournament, it’s that they finally, finally get to play a tournament on a local course.

This Friday the Wolverines play at Edgewood Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe, before hosting the rest of the NIAA 3A at the Lahontan Golf Course Thursday, May 9.

And some home-course playing may be just what the Wolverines need to break their recent string of fifth and sixth-place finishes.

“We would like to finish up (the season) with a better than fifth-place finish,” said Head Coach Jeff Froelich.

Fifth is what the Wolverines took last week at the Spring Creek Country Club.

In what has turned out to be an up and down season with fluctuating team scores and inconsistent play by some of the golfers, Justin Draheim provided some much needed stability with his score of 83. Draheim has been the Wolverines most consistent golfer over the last several tournaments.

Brett Poulin, who earned a spot on the roster last week through challenge matches, posted the teams’ second-best score with an 89.

Kaya Lampe and Juan Rosas both had 91s.

Lowry won the match, followed by Spring Creek and Manogue.

Those three teams, along with fourth-place North Tahoe, will likely make up the top-four teams in the NIAA 3A that qualify for the state tournament, held this year at Arrow Creek Golf Course in Reno on May 14 and 15.