Vikings finish with best ever season finale |

Vikings finish with best ever season finale

With a core of senior swingers who aren’t too good to caddy for underclassmen, South Tahoe’s girls’ golf team finished its season runner-up in Northern Nevada, the best-ever finish in its nine-year history.

“The girls are real excited,” said Marsha Butler, head girls’ coach of the team’s second-place Nevada Cup finish at 71.

South Tahoe finished fourth in its final match of the year at Rosewood Lakes Golf Course with a team score of 485. When the Vikings left they were in second place behind Galena, which finished with 475.

But Douglas surprised the competition and finished first with 471. In doing so, it finished the season seventh in the Nevada Cup with 48 points. Reed finished third at Rosewood with 480.

South Tahoe entered the match in second place behind Galena in Nevada Cup points after beating Elko last week at Silver Oak Golf Course.

“Elko was No. 2 through the majority of the season,” Butler said. “But we went ahead in the second-to-last match. We held it today and spread it out.”

South Tahoe’s combined score of 485 put it in front of Elko (63) in the Nevada Cup by eight points and behind Galena (83) by 12.

Eight teams qualified for the Northern Nevada team zone, which will be held Oct. 15-16 at Sierra Sage. The eight teams to qualify were Galena (83), South Tahoe (71), Elko (63.5), Wooster (62.5), Reed (62), Spanish Springs (53.5), Douglas (48) and Reno (45.5), respectively.

The team rallied behind Adrienne “Dede” Crist,” who carded the top score for the second straight week with an 87.

Right behind her was Kalotina Monos, who shot under 90 for the first time this year with a score of 89. Behind Monos were Holly Young and Jacy Gleave, who tied at 102; Kylie Novasel at 105; and Lauren Dewing at 107.

“I never thought I would be throwing out a 107, usually it was a 120. So it’s kind of nice,” Butler said.

The top three teams at zone go to the state tournament Oct. 22-23 at Thunder Canyon Golf Course north of Carson City.

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