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North Tahoe golf | Earley 7th in Division III state championships

Staff report

State championship results

State individual results

1. Mitchell Cornell, Incline 73, 71 — 144

2. Chris Young, White Pine 77, 75 — 152

3. Bryan Golombik, Incline 73, 82 — 155

4. Griffin Cooper, Yerington 76, 85 — 161

5. Dylan Smith, Incline 81, 81 — 162

5. Colin Young, White Pine 81, 81 — 162

7. Quinn Earley, North Tahoe 84, 85 — 169

8. Zarek Phillips, Needles 86, 85 — 171

8. Nick Herrero, Lake Mead 82, 89 — 171

10. Kevin Inthachack, Meadows 84, 89 — 173

State team results

1. Incline 430, 453 — 883

2. White Pine 456, 448 — 904

3. Needles 455, 458 — 913

4. Battle Mountain 470, 483 — 953

5. Lake Mead 483, 477 — 960

6. Whittell 501, 494 — 995

North Tahoe freshman golfer Quinn Earley made the most of his first state championship opportunity.

Earley, representing the Lakers as their sole representative, finished seventh overall in the Division III state championship tournament Monday and Tuesday at Incline’s Championship Course.

In windy conditions, Earley fired an 84 on Day 1 and an 85 on Day 2 to finish with a collective score of 169.

Incline junior Mitchell Cornell, playing on his home course, won the individual state title with a 144. He carded the low score on both days, with a 73 on the first day and a 71 on the second.

Defending state champion Chris Young of White Pine shot a 152 (77, 75) to earn a second-place finish, while Incline’s Bryan Golombik shot a 155 (73, 82) to finish third.

In the team competition, Incline earned its first state championship in boys golf since 1993 — which, coincidentally, was the only other time the Highlanders won the state title.

White Pine finished second with a two-day score of 904 (456, 448) and was followed by Needles (913 — 455, 458), Battle Mountain (953 — 470, 483), Lake Mead (483, 477 — 960) and Whittell (501, 494 — 995).