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Whittell boys golf finishes 6th at Div. III State championships

Anthony Gentile
Whittell senior Palmer Chaplin was the Warriors’ top golfer at the Div. III state championships held May 17-18. Chaplin finished 12th after shooting a combined 169 over two rounds at Mountain Falls Golf Club in Pahrump, Nevada.
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PAHRUMP, Nev. — At the Div. III State championships, the Whittell boys golf team finished at the bottom of the pack. The Warriors took sixth in the two-day tournament held last Tuesday and Wednesday, May 17-18, at Mountain Falls Golf Club, led by a 12th-place overall finish from senior Palmer Chaplin.

Whittell shot a 929 over two days on the par-72 course that played 6,101 yards, 56 shots behind state champion North Tahoe. Incline took second with 888 after winning the sixth-man tiebreaker over The Meadows (Las Vegas), followed by Lake Mead Academy (Henderson, Nev.) in fourth with 899 and Needles (Calif.) in fifth with 903.

Incline’s Mitchell Cornell won the individual state title with rounds of 69 and 67 for a total of 136, two shots ahead of runner-up Griffin Cooper of Yerington. Chaplin had Whittell’s best round each day, carding scores of 85 and 84 to place 12th.

Senior Matt Davis was the Warriors’ next-best golfer, finishing tied for 23rd with a 183 (95-88). Senior Colin Buchholz was 26th with a score of 186 (90-96. He turned in two double-digit rounds along with sophomore Nic Buchholz, who came in 31st after shooting a 195 (97-98).

Sophomore Alex Byer rounded out Whittell’s scorers at state, checking in at 33rd after carding a 200 (96-104). Sophomore Jonathan Duffy shot a 210 over both days (110-100) to finish 40th overall.


South Tahoe sophomore Connor Molesworth made his state debut as an individual in the Div. I-A State championships held last Tuesday and Wednesday. The Vikings’ lone representative finished 37th overall after shooting a 188 over two rounds at Mountain Falls Golf Course.

Molesworth shot a 92 on the first day and carded a 96 in the second round at state. Faith Lutheran (Las Vegas) won the team title with a score of 797 led by individual champion Charlie Magruder — the Crusader shot a 142 to win by three strokes.

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