Vikings slip to ninth in golf standings |

Vikings slip to ninth in golf standings

A ninth-place conference finish used to be an acceptable performance for the South Tahoe High golf team. No more.

The Vikings slipped to ninth in the Northern Nevada League standings Wednesday with a ninth-place finish in a 13-team field at familiar Genoa Lakes.

“We expected to do well on a course we know and the kids really like,” said Vikings coach Mike Patterson. “Maybe we put too much pressure on ourselves, I don’t know.”

Reed, which is battling the Vikings for the final zone berth, broke an eighth-place tie with STHS by finishing seventh Wednesday.

Carson won the event with a five-player score of 398 on a rainy and windy afternoon in Genoa. Reno was second with 408 strokes, and then came Galena with 409, McQueen 411, Elko 415, Lowry 421, Reed 427, Sparks 435, STHS 438, Douglas 446, Wooster 453, Fallon 468 and Hug 524.

Sean Fannan led South Tahoe scoring with an 85.

“That wasn’t bad, but we weren’t solid enough all the way through,” Patterson said.

STHS’s 18-hole scorecards also revealed Patrick Curtis, 86; James Peterson, 86; Patrick Kelly, 90; Hunter Harris, 91; and Kipp Gstettenbauer’s non-counting 96.

An indication of the difficulty of the winds came on the 160-yard par-3 eighth hole. Normally requiring a 7- or 8-iron to play, Kelly needed a driver to take on a 45 mph headwind.

Bryson Young of Carson City fired the low round of the day with a 1-over-par 73.

Patterson’s B team travels today to Lakeridge Golf Course in Reno. The Vikings resume their conference schedule at Wolf Run Golf Club on Monday in Reno.

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