Golf Team takes fifth at State Champs
The Nevada State AAA Golf Tournament in Pahrump was the last page in the 2001 chapter of the Wolverines’ season and the end of the TTHS story for five of the six starting golfers.
A combined score of 817 landed the Wolverines in fifth place overall at Willow Creek Golf Club, a sobering finish for the hopeful Truckee six.
“We went down there with high expectations. We now know where we want to be,” said Coach Jeff Froelich.
Truckee played well as a team against a tough pack – shooting low enough to win most regular League match-ups.
“Teams like Manogue and Boulder City have some great players and they just came out stronger,” added Froelich.
Bishop Manogue ended the season as the State Champs, followed by second place Boulder City, Virgin Valley in third and Lowry in fourth, just five strokes ahead of Truckee. The difference between the Wolverines and the Buckaroos was largely delivered by the State Champion, Ben Bryson of Lowry, who shot a combined 142 to take the individual title.
Jason Waters shot the lowest round for TTHS with a combined 148 – the sixth-lowest score among the 46 golfers. Following Waters was Mark Lundbeck with a 161, Jarrett Bower with 166 strokes after two rounds and Dave Brooks with 169 combined strokes. Ryan Stock contributed the final score of 173 to the Wolverines’ average, after Kyle Anderson was disqualified due to a mistake on his score card.
“I am very pleased with the season. It is a challenge for us against teams that can play year round when we are limited by the weather up here.” Froelich said.
The Lakers, who are also plagued by course accessibility in the winter months, rounded out the six teams with a last place finish of 839 – considerably behind the Wolverines.
Coach Froelich will be losing five seniors this year and will be looking to Kyle Anderson and JV standouts like Marc Gianetto to lead the team in 2002.
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