Greenwave golfers take third at state

Kelvin Cann putts the ball to the hole at Spring Creek golf course.

Kelvin Cann putts the ball to the hole at Spring Creek golf course.

The Greenwave golf team claimed third place in the state this week, with a score of 890 at the Spring Creek golf course.

On the second day of the tournament, Kelvin Cann finished with the lowest score of the Fallon players, 83. Mike Richards and Chance Wood both shot 85, Raymond Plasse shot 96, Ethan Smith 100 and Jace Harmon 105. Spring Creek defended their position as No. 1 team and Boulder City took second place.

On day one, Cann recorded the lowest score again, 77. Richards shot 87, Plasse 88, Wood 94, Smith 95 and Harmon 105.

Lowry, Pahrump Valley and Moapa Valley were the final three teams in the tournament.

Fallon coach Rich Evans said the team experienced some challenges due to the weather in Spring Creek. He said it was very cold during the tournament and noted there was a winter storm warning in the area.

“It was one of the coldest state tournaments I’ve been a part of,” he said.

The Greenwave, however, fought through the cold and made it to the top three in the state. Evans said there were several tough teams from the south as well as Spring Creek and Lowry for the north. At the end of the first day, the Buckaroos were set to be third, but Fallon pulled ahead.

“But then Boulder City beat all of us and took second place,” Evans said.

Overall, the coach said he is happy with how the season went. He said Fallon’s golfers improved a lot from last year where they took sixth at state. Evans said he is very proud of his team’s performance.

“I’m very happy with the turnout of their work,” he said. “They did their best, it was a great year … we had some success.”

Several Fallon golfers were also named to the all-north team. Cann and Plasse made the first team and Wood was named to the second team.

The end of the season is somewhat bittersweet. Half of the six-man team graduates this year — Cann, Richards and Wood. Evans said it was hard to see the seniors leave and sad to say goodbye; however, he said he knows they are going on to bigger and better things.

Next year, the Greenwave golf team will be “in rebuilding mode.” The three younger players have already expressed interest in playing again next spring and Evans said he hopes to recruit a group of freshmen to play.


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