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Mustang golf takes sixth in state championship tourney

Robin RichardsMay 24, 2019

NEEDLES — While the Mustang varsity golf team made great improvements over the course of this season their prowess on the links deserted them at the most critical juncture; shooting 801 to finish sixth at the 2019 NIAA/One Nevada 2A-1A State Championship.

Ironically, what Coach Bill Darrow called one of he team’s worst rounds of the year came after two brilliant practice rounds on West Wendover’s Toana Vista Golf Course, where Darrow said they played some of their season’s better rounds.

“I think they realized they could win it if they got the scores they did during the practice round and it scared them,” Darrow said. “We were 40 shots off the first day.”

The Whittell Warriors captured first place with a 745, The Meadows second with 755, the West Wendover Wolverines third with 757, the North Tahoe Lakers fourth with 758, the Incline Highlanders fifth with 763.

Raymond Jenkins shot 96 to lead Needles the first day of the tourney; Teran Woody led with 94 and Trevyn Diaz shot 99 the second day. “Those were the only scores under 100 we shot in two days,” Darrow lamented. “Whittell won it on scores we’ve been shooting all year long. We just didn’t do what we needed to do when it counted.

“It’s disappointing,” he concluded, “but that sometimes happens when the kids try a little too hard.”

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