Prep golfers hit midseason
The Truckee High golf team took the top spot for the second consecutive week in a Northern 3A league tournament hosted by first-place Lowry on Friday.
The Wolverines, who edged the host Buckaroos with combined score of 400 to Lowry’s 405, are now a point behind Lowry in the league standings. With four tournaments remaining before the state championship on May 14-15, Truckee has accumulated 39 points to Lowry’s 40. Fernley and Spring Creek are in third and fourth.
“For the halfway point in the season, we’re very satisfied with where we’re at,” said Truckee coach Jeff Froelich. “I’m really happy that the guys went down to Lowry and beat them at home. To beat them by five strokes at their place, where they have the advantage, I think the guys played at a very high level.”
Fernley placed third on Friday with a score of 406. Spring Creek was fourth (415), Dayton fifth (429), North Tahoe sixth (457) and Yerington seventh (462). Incline and Sparks did not place.
Individually, Incline’s Justin Holets and Fernley’s Brandon finished tied for the tournament medalist, each shooting a 73. Truckee senior Richie Breuner tied with two others for the second-lowest score, 77, and teammate Bryce Poulin posted a 78.
Rounding out Truckee’s scores were Pat Galvin’s 81, Danny Kruck’s 82, Gavin Novotny’s 82 and Kevin Barchas’ 84.
For the Lakers ” who missed the previous week’s tournament at Yerington due to their participation in the Palmetto High School Golf Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C. ” Alec Griffith shot a team-low 87, followed closely by David Phipps at 88. Taylor Tomlinson and Brian Gimbert each shot 94s, Kevin Scardigli 96 and Tucker Heintz 110.
Five of the nine scheduled league tournaments are in the bag, with Incline and Spring Creek hosting the next two tournament before the season wraps up at North Tahoe on May 4 and Truckee on May 10.
Froelich likes his teams’ chaces of entering the state championship atop the Northern 3A standings.
“We’re in perfect position,” he said. “And I think the best has yet to come.”