North Tahoe golf: Lakers return from tournament in Ross, Calif.
The North Tahoe golf team returned last week from a tournament against Branson High School in Ross, Calif., where they played at the Peacock Gap Country Club.
After the team played a practice round at Auburn Valley Country Club on drive down, senior Alec Griffith led the way for the Lakers in the Friday tournament, firing an 80, while Greg Mroz posted Branson’s low score with a 72.
North Tahoe head coach Dick Tomlinson said his golfers remained upbeat knowing they were competing in foreign territory against a talented team, as Branson and#8212; a private school with a $30,000 tuition and#8212; recruits players who practice year-round. Although the coach said he wished his Lakers could have played a little better overall, the experience was both enjoyable and beneficial, nonetheless.
For the Lakers, Eliot Headley shot an 89 in the tournament, Craig Munro shot a 90, Connor Whaley a 91, Trevor Semmens a 103 and Andrew Hill a 104. Three Branson players posted scores in the 70s, while the other two shot an 84 and 85.
Tomlinson said the Laker golfers were excited to get back to practice Monday at Old Brockway in Kings Beach, where they had their first session with PGA professional Brian Eilders.
On Thursday North Tahoe competes against all 2A teams in a tournament at Dayton Valley, where the Lakers are slated to have their top six golfers go against their main competition at state this year and#8212; Whittell, Incline and Hawthorne. The tournament showcases Griffith competing head-to-head against Hawthorne’s No. 1 golfer, Foster Kenton.