Pair of aces leads WHS into 2001 season |

Pair of aces leads WHS into 2001 season

Matt O'Neill

The Whittell golf team is young, but has some good ball strikers on its roster.

Led by senior Keith Truswell and junior Ryan Solomon, the Warriors open their quest to return to the state tournament today at Golf Club at Genoa Lakes.

But the Warriors lost two key members of last year’s squad in Dustin Fox and Todd Echan. Truswell feels this year’s squad can pick up where it left off last year.

“Our main goal is to make it to state,” Truswell said. “You can’t really aim lower than that because that is what we ultimately want to achieve.”

Joining Truswell and Solomon on the team are Jake Summers, Parker Fox and Patrick Flanagan and first-year coach Steve Maltase.

Despite the youth and inexperience of the team, Truswell is certain state is something the team can achieve.

“They young kids will have to step it up,” Maltase said. “But, there are guys who definitely have golf background.”

Although the road will be a little longer for the Warriors as they now have to make it through the zone tournament to qualify for state.

“It’s at our fingertips, but I think we can reach out and grab it,” Truswell said.

Randy Fox, head professional at Edgewood Tahoe Golf course, will be helping Maltase and the team this season.

Whittell has an added advantage of having two home courses in Genoa and Edgewood, which allows the Warriors to play different types of courses to hone their games.

“It’s definitely an advantage,” Truswell said. “The two courses are always changing and are pretty different, making us adjust all the time.”

Soon, the rest of the Nevada 2A will have to adjust to the Warriors.

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