South Tahoe break the ice with win
South Tahoe got an early jump on its golf season when the Vikings were invited to play in the Icebreaker at Genoa Lakes a day before the tournament. South Tahoe wasn’t supposed to open its season until the 19th of March.
But the Vikings made their early invitation pay off by winning the tournament with score of 435, while the host team, the Whittell Warriors, finished with a team score of 457.
“Icebreaker” turned out to be very apt name as the conditions for Friday’s tournament were less than ideal with wind and snow pummeling the golfers throughout the day.
“It was just miserable out there,” Warrior coach Steve Maltase said. “The coaches usually play the course, but I just stayed in the clubhouse.”
The Vikings had two of the top three scores. STHS was led by Patrick Curtis’s 80, followed by Sean Fannan’s 81.
Kenny Craig shot a 90, Hunter Harris a 91, Andrew Wysong fired a 93, and Dan D’Angelo finished with a 100 to round out the scoring for the Vikings.
“Even though there was a lot of smaller schools there, there were still a lot of really great golf schools,” Viking coach Mike Patterson said.
The Warriors were led by Ryan Solomon’s 81, followed closely by Keith Truswell (85).
“They did a great job considering the conditions,” Maltase said.
Patrick Flanagan fired a 91, Brian Jones 95, Parker Fox 110 and Matt Lincoln finished with a 110.
Lowry’s Ben Bryson was the low scorer of the tournament with a 74.
The Vikings enter conference play at Silver Oak on March 19, while the Warriors are at Dayton on the March 15.
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