Incline and North Tahoe golf | Cornell, Highlanders win Eagle Valley tourney
The Incline and North Tahoe boys golf teams competed in a Northern Division III tournament at Eagle Valley Golf Course in Carson City on Thursday.
Incline took the team win among the six schools, posting a low score of 418 to runner-up Whittell’s 422, while North Tahoe was third with a team score of 469.
They were followed by Yerington, Sage Ridge and Hawthorne, none of which had enough golfers to record a team score.
Incline freshman Mitchell Cornell earned tournament medalist honors by carding a two-under-par 70.
“Mitchell is playing extremely well as he has worked very hard at improving on the competitive level,” said longtime Incline head coach Joe Humasti. “He has excellent course management and his play is indicative of his hard work.”
Mauro Viani of Hawthorne finished second individually, shooting a 75, and North Tahoe senior Buster Fenley placed third with a 77.
Aside from Cornell, Incline freshman Bryan Golombik carded a 78, seniors Kyle Reeves and Arjun Singh both shot an 87, and freshman Alex Davis a 96. Sophomore teammate Dylan Smith is out with a foot injury but is due back for the next match on April 18.
“Dylan and Bryan are also playing well, and Kyle and Arjun also bring a lot of tournament experience as our senior leaders,” Humasti said. “Alex continues to improve as he is new to competitive golf on the high school level.”
After Fenley’s 77, the Lakers’ Daniel Vandewiele posted a 95, Zachary Kriston a 97, Nash Baehr a 99 and Rob Grimes a 101 to round out their top five scores (the amount used for the team result).
Derek Heldt-Werle led Whittell with a 79.
“The team is very excited about winning their first match and this win gives them great confidence to play well,” Humasti said.
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