Fallon senior Lainee Reid finished second in stroke average in Northern Nevada and punched her ticket for next week’s state tournament.
Photo by Thomas Ranson.
The Lady Wave golf team finished the regular season last week and qualified one for next week’s state tournament in Mesquite.
Senior Lainee Reid, who missed the first half of the season, found her groove last week with her highest placing — third — to finish the fall slate as the top golfer from a non-qualifying team for state. The top three teams qualify their entire roster for the state tournament, and the top six golfers outside of those teams also qualify.
This will be Reid’s first trip to state.
The state tournament begins Monday at 1 p.m. at The Canyons Course at Oasis Golf Club and then switches to Palms Golf Club on Tuesday with a tee time of 11:30 a.m.
Douglas, which moved from the 5A to the 3A for girls golf during the last realignment, finished as the top team in Northern Nevada. Lowry finished second and Truckee was third. Fallon didn’t field a full team (four golfers) until late in the season.
Truckee’s Ryan Flynn led the competition all season, finishing as the top golfer in average with a 71.1. Reid, even though she came on late, competed in the minimum required tournaments and finished second in average at 89.5. Reid scored 36 points in four tournaments and still managed to place 10th overall in that category. Reid garnered second-team, all-region recognition.
Fallon finished the regular season with tournaments in Fernley and South Tahoe last week.
At the Golf Club at Fernley on Tuesday, Reid led the team with an 88-stroke score to lead Fallon to a total score of 429. Hannah Benjamin finished with a 102, Gabby Loop carded a 113 and Rebeca Quesada had a 126. Douglas won the event with a 351.
At the Genoa Lakes Golf Course on Wednesday, Reid posted her first top-three finish of the season, coming in just eight strokes shy of the leader, Flynn. Reid finished third with an 85. Benjamin scored a 115 and Quesada finished with a 146. Fallon didn’t score enough points to place as a team.