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Uibel back of the pack at state

Coronado’s Glassford in first at 5-under

Staff report

Nicole Uibel didn’t enter the state tournament believing she would win. But she was after something else: experience.

Uibel succeeded on that particular goal after shooting a 97 in the first round of the NIAA Class 4A state golf tournament on Monday at Empire Ranch in Carson City. Despite two triple bogeys, the South Tahoe High junior recovered nicely and turned in a consistent round.

“I think Nicole knows where she can take back some strokes,” said STHS coach Marsha Butler. “She’s had a goal all year to break 90 and I think she has a chance to do it. It was an average round for her considering the pressure, but she knows she needs this experience for next year.”

A junior, Uibel was the lone Viking to qualify for the state tournament. Although she won’t be challenging for medalist honors, today’s final round is shaping up to be a tight race.

Coronado’s Bethany Glassford is the first-round leader after firing a 5-under 67 on Monday. Bishop Gorman’s In-Ah Park is two strokes back at 69 and is followed by Centennial’s Alex Borcherts (74), Centennial’s Beth Burris (77) and Gorman’s Angelica Wright (78).

Gorman leads the team standings with a first-day total of 397 and is followed by Centennial (407), Galena (448), Coronado (454) and Reno (477).

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