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Truckee golf | Tilton leads Wolverines in Winnemucca

Staff report

Team scores

1. Spring Creek, 412

2. Elko, 419

3. Lowry, 434

4. Truckee, 453

5. Fallon, 455

6. Fernley, 486

7. South Tahoe, 548

8. Dayton, 560

Truckee senior Cody Tilton tied with two other golfers with the third-lowest score in a Northern Division I-A tournament in Winnemucca this past Thursday.

Tilton, Fernley’s Justice Akerson and Spring Creek’s Taylar Schmitt fired 82s, while Daniel Mahlke of Spring Creek earned tournament medalist honors with a 74. Elko golfers Rance Black and Cauy Mead tied for second with 81s.

Aside from Tilton, Truckee’s Brandon Flora shot a 90, Jordan Fereira 91, Sam Willis and Cameron Rice 94, and Airon Yarbrough 96.

The Wolverines finished fourth as a team with a collective score of 453 among their top five results. Spring Creek took the win ahead of first-place Elko, posting a score of 412 to Elko’s 419. Lowry placed third at 434. Fallon (455) was fifth and was followed by Fernley (486), South Tahoe (548) and Dayton (560).

Despite finishing fourth in each of the last two tournaments, Truckee holds a nine-point lead over Lowry and Fallon, 43-34, for the third and final seed in the Division I-A state championship. Truckee has an average score of 439.3 to Lowry’s 447 and Fallon’s 448.2, with two regular-season tournaments remaining.

Elko (423) leads the league with 51 points and Spring Creek (430.5) is second with 48. The top six golfers from non-qualifying teams also advance to the state tournament, which will be held May 11-12 at Truckee’s Old Greenwood and Gray’s Crossing courses.

Individually, Tilton ranks third in the league standings with an average score of 80. Lowry’s Andres Mendoza ranks first, with an average score of 78.7, and Mahlke is second with a 79 average.

South Tahoe is scheduled to host the next league tournament on Thursday, and Truckee will host a tournament the following day at Old Greenwood.


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