North Tahoe golf: Griffith, Boerner qualify for state; team narrowly misses out |

North Tahoe golf: Griffith, Boerner qualify for state; team narrowly misses out

Connor Whaley prepares for Wednesday's Northern 2A/1A zone championship. Whaley shot a 91 in the tournament, missing individual qualifying by a single shot.

ELKO, Nev. ” The Lakers placed fourth, six strokes short of a state championship berth, at the Northern 2A-1A zone tournament held at Ruby View Golf Course on Wednesday.

Although North Tahoe did not qualify for state as a team, Alec Griffith took second place overall shooting an 80, and teammate Travis Boerner took fifth overall with 81 to qualify individually.

Whittell took the top spot and earned the North’s No. 1 seed with a team score of 423. Incline finished second at 431 and Battle Mountain third at 444. The Lakers posted a 450 and were followed by Jackpot (544), Sierra Lutheran (590) and Rite of Passage (701).

North Tahoe sophomore Connor Whaley posted a 91, missing individual qualifying by one shot while improving 15 strokes over his zone score from last year. Teammates Robert Munro shot a 94, Addison Granger a 104 and Andrew Hill a 111.

Whittell’s zone championship was its second straight and sixth title in the past nine years.

Incline’s Justin Holets, however, did end one Whittell championship run. Holets captured the individual title with a 3-under 69, halting the Warriors’ three-year streak of having the tournament’s low scorer.

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