Monos’ 11th-place state finish at Viking record |

Monos’ 11th-place state finish at Viking record

Gary Kank

Riding high after Wednesday’s opening round of 80, South Tahoe High golfer Kalotina Monos shot a solid 90 in the final day of play in the girls Nevada 4A state golf tournament in Henderson for an 11th overall finish.

“It’s just an awesome feeling,” Monos said. “I really never expected to do as well as I did.”

Not only was Monos’ score good for 11th, it was easily the best finish any South Tahoe High girls golfer has ever had at the season-ending tournament.

“She put together the best two rounds of her season,” Viking coach Marsha Butler said. “She was really in the zone, focused, relaxed and mature.”

Beginning Thursday’s action in seventh place, Monos went out in the second to last group and hung tough with some of the state’s best golfers.

“A lot of the girls she was playing with were really long hitters,” Butler said. “Kalotina held her own and rose to the occasion.”

Monos said she was excited to be in one of the final groups out on the course and while she hoped to shoot a little better she was still thrilled with an 85 average for the championship.

“I am really happy with the way I played,” Monos said. “And it was great to be exposed to this level of competition.”

With her 11th overall finish, Monos put herself in an elite group among her fellow Northern Nevada golfers. Only Galena’s Luxima Gill, who finished sixth with a 164, had a better two-day score than Monos.

“She peaked at the right time,” Butler said. “She’s really excited about next season because now she knows she has what it takes.”

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