Uibel, Holmes fall short of state tourney
Nicole Uibel, who was in 10th place after the first round on Tuesday, shot a 93 and Alexis Holmes a 92 for the South Tahoe High girls’ golf team in the final round of the Northern 4A regional golf tournament on Wednesday at Red Hawk in Sparks.
Uibel’s two-day total of 182 (89-93) placed her 13th overall – five strokes shy of a state bid – while Holmes finished with a two-day total 187 (95-92) and placed 21st. The top two teams qualified for state as did the top five individuals for nonqualifying teams.
Bernie Schneeberg had a two-day total of 193 (100-93), Delanie Sabac a 213 (102-111) and Casia Hancock a 220 (107-113) for the Vikings, who finished fifth in the team standings with a two-day total of 995 (493-502).
“We had our highs and lows at this tournament,” said STHS coach Marsha Butler. “Nicole was excited on that first day because all year she has been trying to get into the 80s. She has been on Cloud Nine. Alexis has been in the 80s all season and had two rounds in the 90s. But all in all, it was a good tournament.”
Douglas and Spanish Springs finished with an 847 and a 926, respectively, to earn the Northern 4A’s two spots at next week’s state tournament. Galena was third (928) and Carson fourth (932).
Douglas freshman Bethany Wurster won medalist honors after following up her first-round score of 74 with a final-round 73 on Wednesday, giving her a two-day total of 147.
The top five individual players from non-qualifying teams who qualified for state were Bishop Manogue’s Alex Phillips (155), Carson’s Lydia Peri (169), Damonte’s Taylor Quienalty (171), Fallon’s Rachel Vanderbeek (175) and Galena’s Colleen Mullins (177).
– Jeremy Evans