The Lowry High School boys golf team is headed back to the state championships for the second year in a row.
The Buckaroos shot a season-beat 330 on Wednesday in Truckee to clinch a spot in the state tournament that starts Monday at Mountain Falls Golf Club in Pahrump.
"We played pretty damn good on Wednesday," said LHS coach Andrew Meyer.
Spring Creek, the defending 3A state champions, won the tournament with a 325 and won the league championship as well.
South Tahoe finished third in Truckee at 338 and third in the final regular season standings and will be the third team going to the state championships
Spring Creek finished with 63 points in the final standings, followed by Lowry (50) and South Tahoe (44).
Truckee (346) and Elko (364) rounded out the top five and Churchill County (368), Fernley (391) and Dayton (481) completed the team scores.
Spring Creek’s Daniel Mahlke was the low medalist with a round of 75 and he was named the Player of the Year in the Northern 3A.
Lowry’s Zane Fifield (76) and Peyton Capellen (79) shot their best scores of the year. Fifield was second overall on the day and Capellen was fourth. Both players were named to the Northern 3A first team.
Kobe Stoker shot 85 for the Buckaroos and Rian DeLong carded his best round of the season and finished with a 90.
DeLong, a freshman, beat his previous best score by nine strokes. Dillon Patterson shot a 93 and Max Mavity finished with a 104.
Truckee’s Ethan Flynn, Owen Slusher and Jack Brown, along with Churchill County’s Kelvin Cann and Chance Wood advanced from the Northern 3A to the state tournament as individuals.
Boulder City won the Southern 3A Regional Championship with a score of 361 after rounds of 310 and 311. However, the tournament was played on the Eagles’ home course. Pahrump Valley was second at 705 after scores of 346 and 359. They were the only two teams to record team scores.
The first tee times on Monday are set for 10 a.m. and will be the same on Tuesday morning.