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Holmes stays in contention at regionals

South Tahoe High’s Alexis Holmes bounced back from a difficult front nine to finish with a first-round total of 90 at the Northern 4A regional golf tournament on Monday at Ruby View Golf Course in Elko.

Holmes shot a 48 on the front nine, including a quadruple bogey on No. 9 – before carding a 42 on the back nine. She’s in 17th place overall going into today’s final round.

“She ended up with a 90, which was her highest score of the season, but she’s still in the hunt,” said STHS coach Marsha Butler. “It was a little difficult for her because she was playing with girls who were shooting 120, 125. Them playing with Alexis really helped their games, but it probably hurt Alexis a little bit.”

The top two teams qualify for next week’s 4A state tournament, with the top five individuals from nonqualifying teams also advancing. With Douglas (334) and Manogue (352) hold the top two spots in the team standings, Holmes is in 11th place among golfers not from Douglas or Manogue.

“She typically shoots in the low 80s,” Butler said. “If she does that, she will be right there at the end.”

Douglas’ Bethany Wurster is in first place after firing a 3-over 75, with Manogue’s Alex Philips in second at 79.

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