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Butts leads Vikings at Elko

Dan Thomas

Golf season started for South Tahoe’s girls Friday at the Ruby View Golf Course in Elko, but the course offered more action than just golf.

After battling through sandstorms, thunder, sirens and eventually 18 holes of the year’s first conference golf match, South Tahoe took 11th out of the 13 teams in the field. Junior Misty Butts led the Vikings with a 94, which placed her 16th in the 73-player field.

Aside from giving the team an early tune-up – in severe conditions – the match also let the Vikings examine some of their young talent. Freshman Kalotina Monos shot a 99 in her first tournament this weekend, placing her among the field’s top third.

“We’re really getting better,” said South Tahoe coach Marsha Butler. “I think we have a couple of freshmen who look really strong, and I’ve seen a lot of improvement in the last few weeks.”

South Tahoe’s young players return to the field today for a JV match with Winnemucca at the Tahoe Paradise golf course. The team’s conference tournament is at 1 p.m. Sept. 8 at Washoe.

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