North Tahoe, Truckee golf | Whaley, Mohun lead respective teams at Edgewood |

North Tahoe, Truckee golf | Whaley, Mohun lead respective teams at Edgewood

Douglas Etten and Sylas Wright
Sun News Service and Sierra Sun
Douglas Etten / Sun News ServiceZachary Kriston of North Tahoe lifts his tee shot off the No. 18 tee block during Friday's tournament at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.

STATELINE, Nev. and#8212; Putting conditions early in the season can frustrate most any golfer. Lowry’s Cole Erquiaga, though, wasn’t phased Friday.

He torched the Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course for a tournament-best 74, two strokes better than Incline’s Jordan Wright to lead the Buckaroos to victory in the 15-team invitational, which included 2A and 3A schools, plus 4A Douglas.

The host Warriors from Whittell used their home-course advantage to finish second overall, posting a team score of 438 to Lowry’s 413. Elko placed third, at 443, followed by Spring Creek (454), Incline (460), Dayton (468) and South Tahoe (475).

North Tahoe placed ninth overall and third among 2A schools, with a 498, while Mineral County rounded out the top 10, at 507. Truckee shot a 569.

Seniors Connor Whaley and Travis Boerner led the Lakers individually, as Whaley carded an 86 and Boerner an 89. Trevor Semmens shot an even 100, Zach Kriston a 121 and Nash Baehr a 143.

For the Wolverines, sophomore Sam Mohun led the way with an 89. Colin Gerrard and Louden Smith each shot a 105, Jared Huey a 117 and Conrad Kraass a 153.

The tournament was dedicated to Edgewood’s golf pro, Randy Fox, who lost his son this year. A small donation was set up to start a scholarship in his son’s name, called the Parker Fox Scholarship.

UP NEXT: Truckee and North Tahoe competed in a heads-up match on Tuesday at Old Brockway in Kings Beach. North Tahoe hosts a 2A tournament at Dayton on Thursday. The Northern 2A Regional Tournament is scheduled for Monday, May 9 in Jackpot, Nev.