Golfers win again, head for Vegas
With two trips to Vegas under their belts, the members of the Tahoe-Truckee High School golf team are doing everything they can to prepare for the upcoming state championships.
Under the direction of coach Brian Felberg, the team, coming off two recent wins at Battle Mountain and Spring Creek, returned to Mesquite, Nev., this week to take a few more practice rounds at one of the two golf courses which will be host to the state championships May 21-22.
Two weeks ago, the undefeated golfers, who have yet to host a home tourney, traveled to Battle Mountain, again sending the rest of the teams home without a win.
Shooting for a collective 397, the Wolverines defeated Spring Creek (423), North Tahoe (430), Battle Mountain (439) and Fernley (471).
Individually, Chris Gerdin, John Reedy, Tony Nadeau and Matt Lundbeck each shot 79, remaining consistent with their previous attempts.
Nick Franklin followed closely with an 80, while Mark Lundbeck shot an 84.
“We’re so consistent it’s unbelievable,” Felberg said.
Perhaps even more unbelievable was Mark Lundbeck finishing 10th overall – yet his score was thrown out because his teammates performed so well.
At Spring Creek
The following week, the team went to Spring Creek, shooting a 410 and again capturing first place.
“The conditions were tough,” Felberg said. “The course was playing very long and there were some pins tucked in some tough spots. But 410 is OK for how tough it was.”
Spring Creek was second with 421.
Matt Lundbeck led the TTHS pack with a 78, finishing third overall at the meet.
Leveling the playing field
This week’s trip to the Vegas area will give TTHS the needed leveling of the field with Southern Nevada teams which are able to practice year-round. The trip was so important that, when plane tickets fell through, Felberg made the decision to drive Sunday evening and return with the team Tuesday.
“The team is getting primed for state,” he said. “They’re not getting burned out.”
It is key to Felberg that the players make these trips and get a good idea of the courses they will face in June.
“I feel we have to go see these courses.”
In the end, he hopes it will pay off with a state victory.
Tomorrow, the golfers will host a tournament at Eagle Valley in Carson City. Felberg said he hopes to co-host a tournament with North Tahoe at Northstar, should the course open in time.
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