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Golfers headed to state

BAY KELLEY

The Truckee girls’ golf team claimed a decisive first-place ranking on the season, traipsing past its competitors one last time during the regular season.

The team finished first place overall at Northstar-at-Tahoe this past Friday shooting a 497, defeating the second-place team, Fernley, by 60 strokes. Spring Creek finished in third place with a score of 570.

The win sealed first place as the team prepares for the state finals today and tomorrow at Fernley.

Rene Trudeau finished with an 89 at the Northstar tournament, narrowly defeating Megan Harter, who finished with a 90.

Lindsey Mays of Spring Creek finished third in the tournament with a 98.

Hole-in-one

Emily DeCarlo provided the highlight of the season, though, by shooting a hole-in-one on the sixth hole during the tournament at Northstar.

DeCarlo shot a 103 on the day, finishing third for the Truckee team.

State championship

Trudeau averaged an 86.2 score on the season, finishing first among Northern Nevada players.

Harter finished second overall with a 91.2 average.

Erica Elrich of Fernley finished averaging 95.4, and North Tahoe’s Tianna Jones averaged 96.2.

Going to the championship, average scores are taken from players throughout the state.

Trudeau will probably play against the top finishers from southern Nevada with Harden playing against the familiar northern competitors, speculated Head Coach Mike Merriman. Merriman has not yet seen scores from the southern schools.

“I think we’ve got a good chance of winning it,” Merriman said, encouraged by the team’s win at Northstar.

The state finals begin Thursday at Fernley at the Desert Lakes Course and continue through Friday.


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