Truckee, North Tahoe golf | Flora, Kriston post low scores
The Truckee golf team finished fourth in a Division I-A tournament hosted by Sparks last week, led by junior Brandon Flora’s 78.
Lowry, whose top two golfers finished first and second, won the tournament by 40 strokes. The Buckaroos posted a winning score of 403, while Spring Creek was second at 443, followed by Elko at 452 and Truckee at 454. They were followed by Fernley (469), Dayton (491), Fallon (498) and Sparks (543).
Flora’s 78 was the fourth-lowest score in the tournament. Lowry’s Ethan Gray earned tournament medalist honors with a 73. Lowry teammate Andrew Mendoza was second with a 75, followed by Cooper Cordova of Spring Creek with a 77. Fernley’s Justice Akerson carded a 79.
Truckee junior Cody Tilton shot an 87, Jordan Fereira and Sam Willis each shot 91, and Airon Yarbrough and Cameron Rice 107.
The Wolverines rank fifth in league after three tournaments, with an average of 461.3. Lowry leads the way with a 390 team average. Elko is second at 429.7, and Spring Creek is third at 432.7.
Lakers 3rd in Fernley
The North Tahoe golf team, meanwhile, recorded a third-place finish at Desert Lakes Golf Course in Fernley last Friday.
Zachary Kriston led the Lakers individually, posting an 84, while Chase Rodriguez shot 108, Jack Lemke 111, Colton Nordby 116, Simon Wyss 127 and Carson Gracey 138.
Incline won the tournament with a low team score of 437. Sierra Lutheran edged the Lakers by two strokes, 543 to North Tahoe’s 545. Fernley posted a score of 560.
The tournament was highlighted by Incline sophomore Mitchell Cornell’s 5-under-par 67, which tied a Division III, 18-hole record for the lowest winning score in relation to par. According to the NIAA record book, the 5-under-par matches Maxwell Marsico of The Meadows (2007) and Remington Kaylor of Needles (2002), both of whom fired 5-under-par 65s.