The NIAA State Championships are set as the showcase to end the season for each sport, but that was not the case for the NIAA 3A State Girls State Championships last week in Mesquite.
Before the tournament, the schools were informed that the opening day would be shortened to nine holes, due to getting on the Oasis Golf Course late, as the last group teed off at 2:36 p.m.
That left just enough light for the final group to play the nine holes.
On the final day of the tournament on the Palms Course, a handful of groups didn’t finish the entire 18 holes, but the state champions were concluded to be finished.
The players who didn’t finish were given 10’s on the remaining holes that were not played.
Three Lowry players were still on the course when play was halted.
Douglas, who dropped down from the Northern 5A as part of the NIAA realignment won the team title with a score of 544 for 27 holes.
Pahrump Valley was second at 586 and Truckee, the Northern 3A champion, was third at 620. Lowry was fourth at 622 and Boulder City rounded out the top five at 663.
Truckee’s Ryan Flynn won the individual state title with a two-day total of 113 for 27 holes.
Douglas’ Madison Frisby was second at 130 and Boulder City’s Camryn Schaper (134) was third. Eldorado’s Zariyah Bell-Kane (135) and Douglas’ Mackenzie Willis (136) rounded out the top five.
Lowry senior Bailey Hayes was the leader for the Lady Bucks, finishing in a tie for seventh with a 139. She shot 46 on the Canyons course and 93 on the Palms.
Freshman Katie Cassinelli was 15th with a two-day total of 153. Cassinelli carded a 47 on the first day and 106 on the second.
Sophomore Piper Nichols was 23rd overall at 164, freshman Presley Hayes placed 25th with a total of 166 and freshman Jordyn Medicine Cloud was 38th at 141.