North Tahoe golf | Shelby Crawford 11th at state championship
Fourth-year senior Shelby Crawford led a youthful Lakers squad with an 11th-place finish at the 2A State Girls Golf Championship at Ruby View Golf Course in Elko on Monday and Tuesday.
and#8220;I would like to thank senior Shelby Crawford for her four years of dedication to our team,and#8221; said North Tahoe head coach Bill Freeman, whose Lakers won the state championship as a team in 2010. and#8220;Fittingly, she had the best two rounds of our team, and her second round on Tuesday was a personal best for her.and#8221;
Competing with three freshmen, North Tahoe finished sixth as a team with a collective score of 1,138 after 36 holes on a tough 5,391-yard, par-72 Ruby View course. Besides the course itself, the eight teams and 39 golfers total also were challenged by rain on Monday and cold, windy condition on Tuesday.
Round Mountain won the state championship with a low score of 955, which was 80 strokes higher than North Tahoe’s championship score of 875 last season. Battle Mountain was second, at 1,014, and Wells third at 1,029.
Grace Dolan of Incline won the individual title with a two-day score of 193 (94 and 99), while Bria Jones of Battle Mountain was runner-up with a 196 (100 and 96).
Crawford carded a 130 in the rain Monday before bouncing back with a person-best round of 113 to post a two-day score of 243. Just six places behind her was freshman teammate Kylie Daniels, who shot a 266 (129 and 137) to place 17th overall.
North Tahoe freshmen Abigail Johnson and Isabelle Schenone also competed. Johnson carded a 308 (166 and 142) and Schenone a 321 (158 and 163).
and#8220;Our three freshmen played well considering the conditions and the stress of a state tournament with so many schools and good golfers,and#8221; Freeman said. and#8220;And now that they have the experience of a state tournament under their belt, I know they will be a strong group in the coming three years. I see us competing for the state championship again in the next two to three years.and#8221;
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