Tre Charrette and Connor Shaw didn’t have the luxury of rolling six deep to the state championships.
The two South Tahoe golfers had individually qualified for the NIAA Division I-A State Championships at Sage Ridge Golf Course in Reno, Nev., so Tuesday and Wednesday would have to be solo missions. Charrette and Shaw earned their spots in state by finishing in the top five outside of team qualification.
“Both boys have showed steady improvement over the season,” said South Tahoe coach Nathan Crnich.
Charrette led the way with a 90 on the first day and an 80 on the second to combine for a 170 and 22nd place overall. This season, Charrette shaved 19 strokes off his game, starting with a 99 and ending with an 80 on Wednesday.
“Tre seemed to really step it up at the end of the season and at state,” Crnich said.
Shaw fired a 94 on Day 1 and an 88 on Day 2 to combine for a 182 and 35th overall. This season, Shaw led the Vikings with an 89.2 average, and shot a team-low 85.
The state championships conclude the Vikings season, but the team will return several key players next year.
“Connor will be junior next year, and Tre a senior. We will have Austin Williams, another strong golfer returning next year, as well as a few others, which should hopefully put us in the running for a division title,” Crnich said. “Overall, I am very pleased with the how these boys played this season and at state.”