Galena, Gill win; Christian qualifies
While Luxchmi Gill and the Galena High girls golf team finished what they started, Carson High’s Ciarra Christian did what she had to do to qualify for the NIAA/U.S. Bank State Championships.
Galena won the zone title at the Northern 4A Tournament on Wednesday at Sierra Sage. The Grizzlies finished with a two-round total of 913 to easily outdistance South Tahoe, which finished second with a 956. Galena fired a 467 on Wednesday while South Tahoe shot a 468.
Spanish Springs earned the final qualifying spot to state by shooting a 477 to place third with a 963. Luxchmi Gill fired two rounds of 75 to finish with a 150 to win the individual title.
Christian fired an 89 on Wednesday to finish with a two-day total of 180 to place eighth overall. More importantly, Christian finished fifth among golfers who were not on teams who qualified for state. The top five golfers from non-qualifying teams qualified for state.
Also for Carson, Elizabeth Rankl had a solid round of 99 to finish with a 201, Lindsay Farnworth fired a 105 to finish with a 215 and Amanda Carvin fired a 103 to finish with a 218.
Douglas placed eighth in the tournament after firing a 520 on Wednesday. Keriann Zink shot a 100 to finish with a 194, Cassie Sorich shot a 111 to finish with a 229, Ashley Hartley fired a 98 to finish with a 214, Tasha McCann shot a 119 to finish with a 227, Julie Gingrich fired a 111 to finish with a 215 and Kristina Colyer shot a 100 to finish with a 204 for Douglas.
The state tournament will be held this Tuesday and Wednesday at Thunder Canyon Country Club.