Peri shoots 79 for Carson girls golf
Lydia Peri brought her A game to begin the season for the Carson High girls golf team.
Peri beat her personal best by 10 strokes in shooting a 7-over-par 79 on Tuesday at Genoa Lakes Golf Course to take low medalist honors by in the opening Sierra League Tournament of the year. Peri led Carson to a second place finish behind Reno High as the Senators finished with a 489.
Peri won low medalist honors by three strokes.
After shooting 43 on the front nine, Peri shot an even-par 36 on the back nine. Her back nine was highlighted by two birdies and an eagle in which she used a 9-iron to hit a 120-yard shot into the hole on the par-4 16th.
“That was really, really impressive,” Carson coach Terry Gingell said.
“It was a great day. It was a great start to the season I thought.
“She just played beautiful golf. She’s a great athlete. She played exceptionally well.
“It was really a lot of fun to watch. If Lydia can maintain that that will be incredible.”
Gingell also said Peri worked hard on her game during the summer and that it paid off in the first tournament of the year.
Also for Carson, Michelle Kop shot a 99, Sarah Metcalf fired a 103, Chelsea Keating had a 106, Melanie Gingell shot a 102 and Taylor Stokes added a 116.
Gingell’s 102 was also a personal best for her.
“It’s nice to get to play a course the quality of Genoa Lakes,” said coach Gingell, who added conditions were generally favorable. “The course was in great shape.”
Gingell said he also looks for the rest of his players to lower their scores along with hoping that Peri maintains her level.
“The rest of the girls will definitely improve,”he said.
The next Sierra League tournament will be this Tuesday at Reno’s Wild Creek.