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Truckee golf: Wolverines finish third in 3A state championship

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Submitted to the SunTruckee junior Allan Nousiainen led the Wolverines with a sixth-place finish individually out of 46 golfers at the 3A state championship at Spring Creek. Truckee took third place as a team.
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SPRING CREEK, Nev. ” Truckee finished a disappointing third behind Faith Lutheran and Lowry in its bid to win back-to-back 3A state championships.

Faith Lutheran won the state title with a combined score of 820 in the two-day tournament, held Monday and Tuesday at the 6,302-yard, par-71 Spring Creek Golf Course.

Lowry posted a team score of 823 and Truckee finished at 836. The top-three teams were followed by Spring Creek (854), Moapa Valley (892) and Yerington (914).

“It was very disappointing,” Truckee head coach Jeff Froelich said of the Wolverines’ third place.

“If we would have shot the same as we did two weeks ago at Spring Creek ” on the same course with the same conditions ” we would have won by 20 strokes. But we just didn’t play well.”

Individually, Yuki Kato of Faith Lutheran earned tournament medalist and state champion honors firing a 3-under-par 69 and 1-under 70, for a 139 overall. Yerington’s Vinnie Arrighi was second (76-70″146) and Lowry’s Joey Dendary third (77-71″148).

Truckee junior Allan Nousiainen placed sixth in the field of more than 45 golfers, shooting an 84 on Day 1 and a 78 on Day 2 for a two-day total of 162.

Truckee’s Ethan Harman tied with two others for seventh place with an 81 and 82 (163). Teammates Daniel Gelso tied for 12th (83-83″166), Will Collin tied for 17th (83-88″171) and Cian Sullivan placed 23rd (88-86″174).

Most of the Wolverines’ scores were well above their averages during the regular season, in which Truckee finished in a tie with Lowry for first place. Individually, Truckee golfers posted five of the top 10 regular-season scoring averages, while the team won the final four tournaments leading up to state.

“I felt like the kids might have been playing a little tired, because they were so far away from their scoring averages from the season it was unbelievable,” Froelich said.

The Wolverines got off to a rough start in the tournament, falling to fourth place after posting a team score of 419 on the first day. Truckee improved its score by two strokes on Day 2, overtaking Spring Creek for a top-three finish.

Faith Lutheran led both days, posting a 407 on the first day and 413 the second. Lowry performed consistently both days, following a first-day score of 409 with a 414 on Day 2.

Among the regular-season scoring leaders, Nousiainen and Gelso ranked third and fourth, respectively, with averages of 79.14 and 79.71. Collin was sixth at 81.14, Harman seventh at 81.83 and Bryce Poulin 10th at 84.29.

1. Faith Lutheran, 407-413″820

2. Lowry, 409-414″823

3. Truckee, 419-417″836

4. Spring Creek, 414-440″854

5. Moapa Valley, 452-440″892

6. Yerington, 464-450″914

1. Yuki Kato, Faith Lutheran, 69-70″139

2. Vinnie Arrighi, Yerington, 76-70″146

3. Joey Dendary, Lowry, 77-71″148

4. Ryan Baeza, Virgin Valley, 78-80″158

5. Aiden Sullivan, Virgin Valley, 77-84″161

6. Allan Nousiainen, Truckee, 84-78″162

7. Chad Kaercher, Faith Lutheran, 82-81″163

7. Ethan Harman, Truckee, 81-82″163

7. Trevor Ensign, Faith Lutheran, 81-82″163

10. Zach Cordova, Spring Creek, 78-86″164

11. Dillon Bryan, Lowry, 77-88″165

12. Daniel Gelso, Truckee, 83-83″166

12. Homer Andrae, Spring Creek, 78-88″166

14. Jerry Jackich, Lowry, 82-85″167

14. Dayton Scott, Spring Creek, 80-87″167

14. Jon Oglesby, Moapa Valley, 79-88″167

17. Grant Miller, Lowry, 86-85″171

17. Will Collin, Truckee, 83-88″171

19. Travis Haslem, Spring Creek, 87-85″172

19. Dean Vetter, Lowry, 87-85″172

19. Ryan Roundtree, Boulder City, 86-86″172

19. Anthony Lucero, Virgin Valley, 83-89″172

23. Cian Sullivan, Truckee, 88-86″174

24. Bracken Brown, Moapa Valley, 90-85″175

24. Lucas Palmer, Dayton, 90-85″175

26. Cody Kelly, Moapa Valley, 87-89″176

26. Charley Berry, Faith Lutheran, 85-91-176

28. Mike Peterson, Dayton, 87-91″178

28. Will Smith, Yerington, 84-84″178

28. Justin Cascadden, Virgin Valley, 83-95″178

31. Jeff Peterson, Dayton, 92-87″179

31. Alex Vance, Faith Lutheran, 90-89″179

33. Travis Causey, Moapa Valley, 100-86″186

33. Eric West, Yerington, 94-92″186

33. Cobe Moe, Spring Creek, 92-94″186

33. Skylar Schmitt, Spring Creek, 91-95″186

37. James Zaldivar, Fernley, 91-96″187

38. Alex Schumacher, Lowry, 94-95″189

39. Marcus Delgadillo, Moapa Valley, 96-95″191

40. Andrew Anderson, Moapa Valley, 100-92″192

40. Braden Bennett, Faith Lutheran, 94-98″192

42. Bryce Poulin, Truckee, 97-98″195

43. Connor Conroy, Dayton, 102-94″196

44. Jordan Barrington, Yerington, 107-95″202

45. Trever Smith, Yerington, 104-100″204

46. Clint Veil, Yerington, 106-99″205


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