State golf: Truckee’s Flynn captures state golf championship (UPDATED)
Update 7 a.m.: Truckee sophomore Ryan Flynn captured the 2019 Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association 3A State Girls’ Golf Championship, firing a 6-under-par 66 during Tuesday’s final round of play to secure her first state title.
Flynn came into the second of two rounds of play in Boulder City tied for the lead. She then torched the Boulder Creek Golf Club’s Desert Hawk-to-Coyote Run nine hole courses, draining nine birdies and an eagle to finish 11 strokes ahead of second place at 1-under-par for the 36-hole tournament.
Pahrump Valley’s Breanne Nygaard was second at 10-over-par, followed by Western’s Carolyn Lemon in third place at 11-over-par.
Truckee’s Annika Thayer finished 13th with a 56-over-par 200. Emma Cooley (231) and Annsley Akers (243) rounded out Truckee’s four scoring players.
As a team, Truckee finished fourth out of five squads with a combined 240-over-par 816. Elko won the team state title with a low score of 743.
Update 4:15 p.m.: Truckee sophomore Ryan Flynn holds a four-stroke lead through the first nine holes of play at the Nevada Interscholastic Activities Association 3A State Girls’ Golf Championship in Boulder City.
Flynn is 1-under-par with four birdies on the front nine at the Boulder Creek Golf Club’s Desert Hawk-to-Coyote Run nine hole courses. She is 4-over-par for the tournament, thus far, and came into today’s final round tied for the lead.
Pahrump Valley’s Breanne Nygaard is in second at 8-over-par, followed by Western’s Carolyn Lemon at 10-over-par.
As a team, Elko is out front with a low score of 593. Boulder City is next at 616, followed by Pahrump Valley with a 629. Truckee is in fourth out of five teams with a score of 725.
Truckee sophomore Ryan Flynn has been unbeatable on the golf course this season, winning all eight tournaments in the Northern League.
Flynn is looking to cap off a perfect season today, playing against the top golfers in Nevada at the 3A State Girls’ Golf Championship in Boulder City.
The field of athletes and five teams opened play yesterday at the 5,453-yard, par-72 Boulder City Golf Course. Through the first of two rounds, Flynn, who was a state runner-up as a freshman, sits in a tie for first place, having fired a 5-over-par 77.
Western’s Carolyn Lemon also shot a 77. Pahrump Valley’s Breanne Nygaard is also in contention after carding a 78. Elko’s Caresse Basaraba is in fourth place with an 82, followed by Boulder City’s Sydney Krumm in fifth with an 84.
As a team Truckee sits in fourth place with a score of 407. Annika Thayer shot a 96 and is in a tie for tenth place. Emma Cooley fired a 113, and Annsley Akers shot a 121 to round out the team’s scoring players.
Elko holds the lead as a team with a low score of 363, followed by Boulder City with a 372.
The final round will be played today at Boulder Creek Golf Club’s Desert Hawk-to-Coyote Run nine hole courses.