Carlson paces field at Lowry Invitational

Carlson paces field at Lowry Invitational

Carlson paces field at Lowry Invitational

A day after shooting her season high on her home course, Tatyana Carlson bounced back this past Thursday to lead the field at the Lowry Invitational at Winnemucca Municipal Golf Course.

The junior shot an 85 to beat her nearest competitor Annika Criss from Elko by six strokes. Leaving Winnemucca, each golfer has won three tournaments in the Northern 3A this season. Elko’s Caresse Basaraba was third with a round of 96.

Elko won its sixth tournament in a row as a team with a 393 and Lowry carded a season-best 410 to finish second. Spring Creek was third at 432 and Fernley (436) and Churchill County (471) rounded out the top five. Truckee (475), South Tahoe (524) and Dayton (545) completed the team scores.

“I was very proud of how the girls played,” said LHS coach Todd Milton. “The course was playing tough. The greens were quick and there were some tough pin placements. The course played longer by moving a majority of the tees to where the men play. Tatyana did not have her best two days on her home course but she battled back and played better on the second day.”

Hannah Havens shot one of her best rounds of the year at 101 and freshman Angelina carded a 105 on her home course. Junior Mekenzie Vandemark shot an 119 for the second day in a row and freshman Kaitlyn Hales finished with a 151.

“The girls played well,” Milton said. “I was trying to explain to them that the course was playing tougher and longer from the men’s tees. Hannah and Angelina played well and Mekenzie has shown a ton of improvement the last couple of weeks. For her to shoot 119 for two days in a row is great. Kaitlyn played with some different golfers than she has all year. I just wanted to get her playing with different kids and get her ready for the state tournament.”

Coach Milton thanked the golf course staff for prepping the course over the two days, as well as the Ladies Golf Club for providing lunches to the players and coaches. Milton also thanked Winnemucca Pro Joey Dendary and the staff for taking care of them.

Lowry finished the regular season in Fallon and Fernley on Monday and Tuesday. Results were not available at press time.

 The Lady Bucks will get ready for the NIAA 3A State Championships on Oct. 18-19 at Mountain Falls Golf Course in Pahrump. Elko and Spring Creek will also represent the Northern 3A.