Carson golf wins fifth straight league event

The Carson High golf team moved one step closer to finishing the regular season unbeaten with another win in a Sierra League Tournament on Tuesday.

Carson, which has already clinched the Sierra League title, won its fifth straight league tournament that was cut to nine holes due to lightning at Silver Oak Golf Course. The Senators had their most impressive showing of the year so far as J.T. Cockerill was the low score medalist, shooting a 1-under-par 34.

Also for Carson, Scott Jenkins, Matt Mitchell, Jimmy Potter and Zack Rispin all fired a 36. Freshman Spencer Brinson had a 46 as well.

Carson finished with a 178 to beat out second place South Tahoe (206) and third place Reno High (212).

Senator coach Rod Butler said his players were on their way to posting outstanding scores for 18 holes before the weather cut the tournament short.

"Most of the guys that made the turn were still playing well," Butler said. "I was pleased with the way they said."

Butler also said all of his top five players had the chance to shoot 75 or better. He admitted that playing at Silver Oak gave his team an advantage. "It's always nice to play at home," Butler said. "It makes it nice for the guys."

On the Silver Oak course last week, Carson won its own invitational, posting a 379 in one of the rounds. "It would have been nice to break that number," Butler said. "We were well on our way."

Carson was helped by the addition of Potter, who didn't play last week. "That helps us out having him, another guy having an opportunity to get into the low 70s," Butler said.

The Senators end the Sierra League season this Tuesday at Genoa Lakes Resort (the old Sierra Nevada Ranch course). The following week, Carson travels to Elko for the Northern 4A Championships.

The top two teams qualify for state and Carson figures to receive stiff competition from Fallon, Galena and Spanish Springs for one of those two spots.


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