Prep golf: Nousiainen, Griffith lead squads at Eagle Valley
Led by their senior standouts, the Lakers finished fifth overall and the Wolverines seventh in a 3A-2A mixed tournament at Eagle Valley Golf Course in Carson City this past Friday.
Lowry won the Yerington-hosted tournament with a team score of 373. Spring Creek was second at 396, followed by Whittell, the top-placing 2A team, at 407, Incline at 416 and North Tahoe, the third-place 2A team, at 420.
Dayton finished sixth overall with a score of 433, followed by Truckee at 447, Yerington (471), Fernley (479), Sierra Lutheran (483), Sparks (557) and Hawthorne, which only had four golfers and did not record a team score.
Truckee senior Allan Nousiainen shot a 71, which tied Lowryand#8217;s Joey Dendary for tournament medalist honors. Nousiainen is now leading the Northern 3A in the individual standings, as his 74.7 average edges Dendaryand#8217;s 75.
North Tahoe senior Alec Griffith posted a team-low 79, while Connor Whaley shot an 82, Craig Munroe an 85, Eliot Headley an 86, Justin Fenley an 88 and Addison Granger a 92. The Lakers competed without two of their regular starters, who were out on Spring Break.
Freshman Marc Biederman posted an 81 for Truckee, Oskar Ekbom shot an 83, Robby Heck a 104 and Parker Kalan a 108.
Lowry, which did not lose a single golfer from last yearand#8217;s team, recorded individual scores of 71, 73, 75, 77, 77 and 79 to easily take the win over Spring Creek. Lowry golfers rank second through fourth, and ninth, in the individual season standings, while the Buckaroos lead the team standings with 21 points. Spring Creek is second with 18 points, followed by Dayton (15), Truckee (11), Yerington (10), Fernley (6) and Sparks (3).
Among the 2A contingent at Eagle Valley, first-place Whittell was led by Michael Koskinand#8217;s 77, while Jordan Wright and Tommy Annese each posted a 76 to lead North Tahoe rival Incline. The top three Northern 2A teams from the regional playoff tournament on May 13 advance to the 2A state championship.