Fannan grabs zone slot |

Fannan grabs zone slot

Steve Yingling

A steady rain at Wolf Run Golf Club did little to dampen Sean Fannan’s spirits at Northern Nevada 4A League event on Monday.

The South Tahoe High sophomore fired the ninth-lowest round of the day – 80 – to clinch a spot in the zone championships.

“He just played real consistently,” said STHS coach Mike Patterson.

Fannan had only one double bogey on his scorecard on a day where players started in the rain and played the final two hours in showers.

While Fannan did his part, the Vikings did little to improve their postseason chances. South Tahoe finished eighth in the 13-team field, leaving the Vikings ninth with only one event left. South Tahoe must finish two places and five strokes ahead of eighth-place Douglas to qualify for zone for the first time. Reed, which was seventh before the event vaulted up the standings with a third-place performance.

“We can possibly catch Douglas. We’ve beaten them the last two matches,” Patterson said. “But we’re gonna need some help.”

Team scores on Monday were Galena 412, Elko 417, Reed 422, Reno 422 (lost tiebreaker), Carson 427, McQueen 427 (lost tiebreaker), Lowry 428, South Tahoe 454, Douglas 456, Sparks 459, Wooster 459 (lost tiebreaker), Fallon 490 and Hug 599.

Also making the best of the dreary conditions for STHS were Patrick Kelly with a 91, James Peterson 93, Hunter Harris 94 and Mikey Scheller 96. The Vikings didn’t use Kipp Gstettenbauer’s 106.

Travis Whisman of Galena was low medalist with his 3-over-par 75.

The final Northern Nevada 4A League match is May 2 at Rosewood Lakes in Reno. Today, Patterson will take his JV team to Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch for a 3:30 p.m. match.

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