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North Tahoe golf | Whaley records career-low score in tournament play

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North Tahoe senior Connor Whaley shot a career-best 75 to finish second in a 2A tournament held at Carson Valley Golf Course on Friday.
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North Tahoe senior golfer Connor Whaley posted a career-low score as he finished second overall in a 2A tournament held at Carson Valley Golf Course this past Friday.

Golfing in winter-like conditions, with a thin layer of snow coating the fairways and greens, Whaley shot a 75 to record his best-ever score in tournament play. That was good enough for a runner-up finish to Inclineand#8217;s Jordan Wright, who shot a 73.

Defending state champion Foster Kenton of Mineral County shot an 81 for fifth place individually.

As a team, North Tahoe shot a 459 for the lowest score among the four 2A schools that brought full squads. Yerington finished with a team score of 475, followed by Mineral County at 630 and Sierra Luthern at 661. Incline and Sage Ridge had only three players apiece, while Whittell did not compete in the tournament.

The Lakers also competed in a 3A tournament the previous day in Fernley. Just like in Carson City, snow greeted the golfers when they arrived at 9 a.m. Although it had melted when they teed off at 10, the temperature remained 38 degrees with 20-mph winds.

Whittell posted the lowest score among the 2A contingent, with a 436, while North Tahoe shot a 457 and Mineral County 502.

UP NEXT: The Lakers are scheduled to play a tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Club on Tuesday, April 12.


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