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North Tahoe golf | Crawford leads Lakers in home match

Sun Staff report

North Tahoe senior Shelby Crawford finished fourth individually to lead the defending 2A state champion Lakers in their home golf match at Old Brockway Golf Course this past Thursday.

Yerington took first place as a team, finishing with a low combined score of 453 to North Tahoe’s 480. Incline, the only other team at the match, had three golfers and thus did not record a team score (a minimum of four scores are needed).

The Highlanders did, however, have the top individual finisher, as senior Grace Dolan shot a 93 to lead the way. Dolan’s teammate, Devi Meyers, finished runner-up shooting a 100 and Shelby Wilson of Yerington was third with a 103.

Crawford, who’s the Lakers’ only returning golfer, posted a 109, while North Tahoe teammates Kylie Daniels shot a 119, Isabelle Schenone a 122 and Abii Johnson a 130.

While the defending champs are young, head coach Bill Freeman said he is encouraged by his team’s potential.

and#8220;Along with Shelby, our rock-solid senior who gets better each day, we have three tremendous young freshmen who are already showing signs of being strong golfers,and#8221; the coach said.

Daniels, who is the younger sister of last year’s third-place finisher at state, Jess Daniels, is already shooting better than two of the Lakers’ top finishers last year.

and#8220;She drives the ball extremely well, and with a little work on her short game, she’ll be a top contender,and#8221; Freeman said of Daniels.-

Schenone and Johnson are relatively new to golf, but both are getting better at an incredible pace, according to their coach, who added that they seem like naturals to the game.

and#8220;I think we have a legitimate shot at defending our title. Incline and Yerington are both very strong again this year, and some teams in the east, such as Battle Mountain, always field very competitive teams. But I really feel that if all four of our golfers shoot their personal bests at state, we could be in the mix for No. 1,and#8221; Freeman said.

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