SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. — Under slightly smoky skies, the Lowry, Elko and Fernley girls golf teams picked up right where they left off last season at the South Lake Tahoe season opener on Wednesday.
Lowry took top honors with a team score of 357. Elko posted a collective 364 for second, and Fernley a 369 for third. No big surprise in the top three. The same golf programs led the league last year, but there were a few unexpected finishes in the first tournament of the season.
South Tahoe, which didn’t have enough girls to qualify for team scoring last year, snuck into fourth place (411) in front of Spring Creek (420). Fallon (462) and Dayton (526) rounded out the scores.
Carissa Parsons led the Lady Wave with a 103 followed by Sarah Evans (107), Tabetha Park (115), Angela Shunney (137), Shelby Neidigh (138) and Vivane Ugalde (139).
Individually, Fernley’s Brittany Evans led the field with a 72. Elko’s Kaily Beatty wasn’t far behind with a 75, and Mikal Jerman of Spring Creek posted an 80.
Lowry didn’t post the best individual scores of the day but captured first with its strong collective effort. Lowry’s top four all posted scores under 100. Alyssa Dendary shot an 84, Caitlin Orr an 89, Elise Rose a 91 and Ning Landt a 93.
Truckee and Sparks did not have enough golfers to qualify for a team score, but Truckee’s lone golfer did turn in a standout performance. Freshman Sienna Scibird shot an 84 in her first high school tournament, tying the third-best individual score of the day.