At the beginning of August, it was not known if the Lowry High School girls golf team was going to have a full squad to compete for a berth in the state tournament.
As school started in late August, the Lady Bucks found the players it needed and finished third in the Northern 3A with just five players.
Lowry finished its season last week at the NIAA 3A State Championships at Mountain Falls Golf Club in Pahrump with a fifth-place outing. The Lady Bucks shot 405 and 414 for a two-day total of 819.
Boulder City, the state runner-up from a season ago, ran away with the state championship on day two. The Eagles led Elko by just three strokes (359-362) after the first 18 holes. Boulder City carded a 345 on the final 18 holes to shoot 704. Elko, the defending state champions, finished second at 741.
Pahrump Valley took advantage of its home course to place third after rounds of 375 and 353 for a 753. SECTA (779) finished fourth and Spring Creek (845) was sixth.
Boulder City’s Lani Potter won the individual title for a second consecutive year. She had a two-day total of 149 after rounds of 75 and 74. Western’s Carolyn Lemon was second at 157 and SECTA’s Cassidy Phelan finished third at 179. Pahrump Valley’s Breanne Nygard was fourth with a two-day score of 160.
Lowry junior Tatyana Carlson had rounds of 76 and 85 finish fifth at 161 and was she the highest Northern 3A finisher. Carlson was in second place after the first 18 holes of the tournament. She was named the Co-Player of the Year in the Northern 3A, along with Elko’s Annika Criss, who finished sixth with a 163.
Junior Hannah Havens shot 99 on the first day and 107 on day two to tie for 18th place with a 206. Freshman Angelina Martinez, playing in her first state championship tied for 21st. Martinez had the same rounds of 104 on both days to shoot 208.
Mekenzie Vandemark shot 126-118-244 to finish 39th and freshman Kaitlyn Hales carded rounds of 135 and 130 for a 265 to place 43rd.
The Lowry roster was all underclassmen with three juniors and two freshmen.