North Tahoe golfers finish fourth at state |

North Tahoe golfers finish fourth at state

The North Tahoe golf team made the long trip to the Nevada-Utah border earlier in the week to compete in Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association 2A-1A State Boys Golf Championship.

Calm conditions and warm weather greeted the state’s top players for the two-day tournament, which kicked off last Monday at the par-72 Toana Vista Golf Course.

Players teed off from the white tees (5,980 yards) to begin play on Monday, and then from the blue tees (6,520 yards) for Tuesday’s final round of play.

The Northern League champion Lakers were led during the tournament by senior Murphy Scott, who finished as state runner-up for the second straight year. Scott carded an 18-over-par 162 during the two rounds, finishing his season at North Tahoe with an individual Northern League championship and a state runner-up finish. Lake Mead’s Marcus Dolinar won the state championship with a 156.

As a team Whittell put together a strong two days of golf to win the state title, combining to shoot a 169-over-par 745 to top The Meadows by 10 strokes. West Wendover was third with a 757 to edge North Tahoe by one stroke.

Sophomore Stephan Hatch was second among North Tahoe golfers, carding a 191. Freshman Ryder Smith was next with a 197, followed by sophomore Everett Grass with a 209 and freshman Emerson Willers with a 211.

“We can get nothing but better between now and next season,” said second-year Head Coach Kevin Coes on the young Lakers team.

Justin Scacco is a reporter for the Sierra Sun. Contact him at

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