Warriors reach the Golden Arches
Whittell High golf coach Frank Bruno emptied his wallet Thursday, but he didn’t mind.
Bruno fulfilled his promise of buying the Warriors dinner at McDonald’s for breaking 90 at Mason Valley Golf Course in Reno. They had added reason to celebrate since the feat coincided with finishing ahead of Manogue for first place in the six-team field.
“Now I’m broke, but it was worth it. We’re really happy to beat Manogue,” said Bruno’s, whose sticks are the first to knock the Miners out of first place this season.
Led by Dustin Fox’s 78 and Todd Echan’s season-best 82, the Warriors finished eight strokes ahead of Manogue, 412 to 420. Incline was third at 446, then came Dayton 447, Yerington 448 and Hawthorne 486.
The victory also solidified the Warriors’ chances of qualifying for the upcoming state tournament. With three tournaments remaining, including a makeup event Monday at Rosewood Lakes in Reno, Whittell trails Manogue by three points, 24-21. Incline is third at 15. Only the top two teams qualify.
Also breaking 90 for the Warriors and reaching the “Golden Arches” were Lars Hansen, 83; Keith Truswell, 84; Ryan Salomon, 85; and Jayde Haynes, 88.
“I’m real pleased that all of the kids played well. It’s one of our best scores in the last several years in not so-great conditions,” said Bruno, referring temperatures in the low 40s and breezy conditions.
Whittell will host its division foes Friday at Edgewood Tahoe.
Heavy rain washed out the South Tahoe-Fallon prep golf match five holes into their 18-hole match Thursday at Sierra Nevada Golf Ranch in Genoa.
The Vikings will participate in the final Northern Nevada League qualifying tournament Monday in Elko.
Douglas dispatched the South Tahoe High softball team 15-0 in five innings on Thursday in South Lake Tahoe.
Jill Barna and Kim Stovall supplied the Vikings’ only hits.
The Tigers struck for 12 runs in the first inning.
The Vikings (2-16) play host to Elko on Friday at 3:30 p.m. and welcome Fallon for a 10 a.m. doubleheader on Saturday.
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