North Tahoe golf: Griffith third in state after Day 1 |

North Tahoe golf: Griffith third in state after Day 1

GENOA, Nev. ” North Tahoe junior Alec Griffith is in third place after Day 1 of the 2A State Golf Championship at Genoa Lakes Course.

The two-day tournament started Tuesday and concludes Wednesday afternoon.

Competing individually along with sophomore teammate Travis Boerner, Griffith shot a 6-over 78 on the first day, trailing only Hawthorne’s Foster Kenton (75) and Whittell’s Michael Koskin (77).

Boerner posted an 89 on the first day.

Whittell took the early lead in the six-team tournament with a combined score of 421. Incline is in second with a score of 431, followed by Battle Mountain at 479.

“I’m actually a little surprised that we have the lead,” said Whittell coach Steve Maltase. “I thought Incline would jump out ahead of us. I feel good about coming home to Edgewood. I hope the kids can play the way they’ve been practice there.”

Pretournament favorite Justin Holets of Incline was unable to match his low round from regionals. The regional champ shot 81 to share Incline team honors with Thomas Annese.

Top five scorers

1. Foster Kenton, Hawthorne, 75; 2. Michael Koskin, Whittell, 77; 3. Alec Griffith, North Tahoe, 78; 4. (tie) Jon Szendrey, Whittell, 79, and Trevor Fairbank, Whittell, 79.

Individual qualifiers

Griffith, North Tahoe, 78; Boerner, North Tahoe, 89; Kenton, Hawthorne, 75; Hester, Jackpot, 94; Pearson, Wells, 93; Velesquez, Lake Mead, 83, Otteson, Tonopah, 89, Bee, Mountain View, 95; Hitchler, Lake Mead, 88; McLeod, Tonopah, 109.

Team scores

1. Whittell 421, 2. Incline 431, 3. Battle Mountain 479, 4. Needles 481, 5. Round Mountain 521, 6. West Wendover incomplete.

Team scoring

Whittell ” Koskin 77, J. Szendrey 79, Fairbank 79, Mick 90, A. Szendrey 96, Caliger 101.

Incline ” Holets 81, Annese 81, Wright 84, Baumann 88, Canino 97, Causey 98.

Battle Mountain ” Wallock 88, Newgard 96, Winters 97, Whitehead 98, Jones 100, Cardoza 103.

Needles ” Pottmeyer 87, N. Hartwick 94, K. Hartwick 95, East 102, Parker 103, Lowenthal 105.

Round Mountain ” Wilson 87, W. Sweeney 92, D. Sweeney 98, Carter 105, McCluskey 143.

West Wendover ” Doudy 81, Price 93, Graham 94.

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