Prep golfers tackle Edgewood
The Truckee High golf team remains atop the Northern 3A league standings after a third-place finish in the North Tahoe Invitational on Friday.
The host Lakers placed seventh out of 11 schools on a cold and blustery day at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course, which was blanketed in the morning with a thin layer of snow that created nearly a two-hour delay.
Fernley took first place in the penultimate tournament of the season with a team score of 409. Lowry was second (415), followed by Truckee (430), Spring Creek (431), Whittell (439), Dayton (453), North Tahoe (463) and Yerington (501). Incline, Hawthorne and Sparks did not post scores.
Fernley’s Kevin Leestma was the tournament medalist, shooting a two-under-par 70. He was followed by teammate Brandon Dalton (75) and Spring Creek’s Zack Cordova (78).
Leading the way for Truckee was Bryce Poulin, who shot an 80. Teammate Danny Kruck posted an 82, Gavin Novotny 85, Pat Galvin 88, Kevin Barchas 95 and Richie Breuner 97.
For North Tahoe, David Phipps shot a team-low 85, Alec Griffith 92, Kevin Scardigli 94, Brian Gimbert 95 and Tyler Fidler 100.
The Wolverines lead the league with 56 points with one tournament remaining before the state championship.
Lowry is second with 53 points and Fernley third at 51. Spring Creek has accumulated 46 points, Dayton 30, Yerington 22, Incline 19 and North Tahoe 17. The Lakers missed a tournament when they competed in the Palmetto High School Golf Championship in Myrtle Beach, S.C. last month.
Truckee hosts the final regular-season tournament Thursday at Old Greenwood. Tee off is 10 a.m. The state championship will be held May 14-15, with the time and location to be announced.
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North Tahoe senior Etienne Bordes had a standout day on the track in Colfax, capturing a pair of first-place finishes as athletes from nine other schools competed at Friday’s invitational.