Freshman leads WHS golfers in Reno |

Freshman leads WHS golfers in Reno

Whittell High’s golf team didn’t blow it, but the wind whipped the Warriors back into third place Monday at Rosewood Lakes Golf Course in Reno.

After finishing first or second in their previous matches, the Warriors settled for third in the six-team Nevada 3A Division II event as the wind sent scores upward.

Manogue, which was knocked from its first-place perch for the first time by Whittell last Thursday in Yerington, won on its practice course in tightly contested scoring among the top three teams. The Miners took 424 shots to get around the par-72, 18-hole course, with Incline at 429 and Whittell at 432. Completing the scoring were Yerington 454, Dayton 455 and Hawthorne 506.

Even though Incline picked up a point on Whittell in the race for the division’s second state tournament berth, the Warriors are comfortably ahead of the Highlanders by five points with tournaments remaining at Edgewood and Genoa Lakes.

“Basically we have to finish fourth in the next two tournaments and they’d have to win one,” said Whittell co-coach Brian Rippet.

Freshman Ryan Salomon led Whittell in scoring with an 11-over par 83. Also, Todd Echan, Keith Truswell and Jayde Haynes shot 86 and Lars Hansen and Dustin Fox fired 91s.

Incline’s Ryan Lanz was the medalist with a score of 79.

The division meets at Edgewood at 11 a.m. Friday.

Patrick Curtis shot 86 to lead South Tahoe High golfers in their final zone qualifier Monday in Elko.

The Vikings finished 10th in the 13-team Northern Nevada League field with 455 strokes.

Other Viking scores were Sean Fannan 90, Pat Kelly 90, Ricky Wasilchuk 94, Jason Scott 95 and Brian Ware 99.

Whittell High’s baseball game with Incline scheduled for Monday has been rescheduled for Wednesday at 3 p.m. in Incline Village.

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