The Fallon golf team made a big leap last week at the Fernley tournament.
Led by Corbin Waite, Jeff Evett and Raymond Plasse, the Greenwave had its best performance of the season by scoring a 411 and taking fourth on Thursday.
Once again, however, Fallon was just behind two Northern Division I-A foes as Spring Creek (402) and Truckee (408) nipped the Wave for second and third, respectively. Elko took first with a 389, while Lowry placed fifth with a 412.
Waite carded a five-over 77 and tied for ninth, while Evett had his best round of the season with a 79, taking 11th. Plasse, who won the Fallon tournament the day before, came in with an 80, lowering his average to 80.3
Kelvin Cann and Jake Kirsch shot an 87 and 88, respectively, to round out the scoring players, while Dalton Kaady, the first alternate, carded a 102.
Truckee’s Cody Tilton was the medalist with a two-under 70.
Plasse and Waite are currently both in the top 6 of individual players from non-qualifying teams, although there are five tournaments left and time for Fallon to jump into the top three. Plasse has an 80.3 average, while Waite is at 81.3.
Fallon is currently fourth in the league standings with 17 points. Elko leads the pack with 25 followed by Spring Creek (24) and Truckee (23).
A team-tournament win nets nine points, eight for second and so on.
Although Fallon’s competition is stiff, the Wave has taken significant strides in lowering its scores.
Now, Fallon takes three-and-a-half week hiatus as the season is on hold due to various school districts’ spring breaks. The Wave is slated to return to the course April 16 and 17 at Elko and Spring Creek, respectively.