Girls on the links: South Tahoe girls golf team in full swing
The South Tahoe girls golf team teed off its 2015 campaign with a foursome. With a range of ages and experience, the Vikings are aiming to steadily progress on the links this season.
“We’re just trying to get better,” Vikings head coach Greg Kuntz said. “They’re working hard and improving.”
South Tahoe’s team is made up of senior Kylee Lyons along with juniors Megan Carlson, Courtney Cromwell and Rebekah Miller. The Vikings put their talent on display locally last week, with matches at Lake Tahoe Golf Course in South Lake Tahoe and the Resort at Squaw Creek on the North Shore.
At Lake Tahoe Golf Course on Monday, Sept. 14, South Tahoe finished seventh with a score of 538. Lowry shot a 384 to win the match, finishing ahead of Spring Creek and Elko.
“It was tough conditions,” Kuntz said. “It was windy and the first cold day that we’ve really had.”
Cromwell was the Vikings’ top golfer on Monday, shooting a 110. She followed that up with a 111 at Squaw Creek on Tuesday, Sept. 15, scores that put her in position to qualify for state.
“She’s sitting in a top-five spot as an individual to make it to state,” Kuntz said. “That’s our big gun, and if she can keep that scoring average she should qualify for state.”
Miller shot a 118 at Lake Tahoe Golf Course and a 134 at Squaw Creek amidst windy, rainy conditions. Lyons and Carlson played in each tournament and improved their scores from Monday to Tuesday — Lyons switched from tennis to golf after a knee injury last spring.
South Tahoe returns to action with a pair of tournaments next week. The Vikings hit the links at Fallon on Tuesday, Sept. 22, and travel to play in Dayton the following day.
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