Flanagan wins Edgewood tournament
May 5, 2003
Whittell High’s Parker Fox watches his putt on the 16th hole on Friday at Edgewood Tahoe|Dan Thrift|.
Whittell High’s golf scores are coming down at the perfect time.
For the second straight event the Warriors’ six team members each broke 90 as Whittell finished third Friday at Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course.
The Warriors outshot their 2A foes and only Truckee and Lowry topped their scoring. The Buckaroos won the 12-team tournament with 409 shots, Truckee was second with 417 and Whittell close behind in third at 418.
Whittell’s Patrick Flanagan shot the best individual round, firing a 5-over-par 77 in windy, sunny, rainy and snowy conditions.
“He’s been a little inconsistent and a little below what he’s capable of,” said WHS coach Steve Maltase. “(Friday) he played a pretty consistent round. He just had good course management.”
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Many of Flanagan’s smart plays came on the par-5 holes.
“I wasn’t trying to go for the par 5s in two. I was laying up and making birdies that way,” said Flanagan, who was the zone and Incline tournament champion last year.
One of Flanagan’s two birdies came on the par-5 16th hole. After two well-executed shots, Flanagan hit his sand wedge within 5 feet and sank the birdie putt.
His other birdie came on the par-4 11th as he drained a 10-foot putt.
“My head hasn’t been in it (this season),” Flanagan said. “Parker Fox has really been playing well and filling in where I had hoped to play this year.”
Fox posted the next-best Warrior score with an 82. Also breaking 90 for the Warriors were Cody Harrington 86, Michael Flanagan 86, Brian Jones 87 and Scott Lusby 89.
Whittell’s season becomes more serious on Friday when it tries to become a three-peat champion of the Northern 2A. The Warriors must travel to West Wendover on the Utah-Nevada state border to pull off the feat.
“We’re changing time zones. It’ll be a little tougher because we’re not familiar with the course,” Maltase said. “We’re trying to go down a little early to see if we can walk it.”
Tee times begin at 10 a.m. mountain time.
“We have been playing really well the last two tournaments. If we can survive the drive out to West Wendover we should do pretty well,” Flanagan said.
Flanagan said he and his teammates hope to pass away the time by watching movies on a VCR or challenging one another on Playstation2 games.
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