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Roller-coaster season ends for Wolverines

Staff reports

None of this year’s Wolverines epitomized the rollercoaster season more than Justin Draheim, who helped get the team off to a solid start, struggled in the middle of the season, then came on strong enough for an eighteenth-place finish among the leagues best at the 2002 NIAA State Boys’ Golf Championship.

Draheim shot an 84 and 85 over the two-day tournament, which was held at Arrowcreek Golf Course in Reno on May 13 and 14.

The Wolverines didn’t qualify as a team, but Draheim was one of the top 10 golfers in the NIAA 3A on a team not going to the state tournament. Those 10 qualify on an individual basis.

Virgin Valley won the team title, followed by Bishop Manogue and North Tahoe.

The individual champion was North Tahoe’s Justin Linkey.

Linkey followed up on a first day score of 77 with a 74, good for a three-shot margin of victory over Virgin Valley’s Alex Putnam.

Earlier in the season Draheim led the Wolverines to a second-place finish in the opening match of the season at Fernley with a score of 79.

But the following week he struggled, turning a score of 98 on a day that would see the whole team drop to seventh.

The pattern continued throughout the season for the Wolverines, though Draheim was able to register scores in the 70s and 80s and eventually earn a spot in the state tournament.


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