Esquivel, Peters lead Buckaroo golfers

After a couple week break off the course and some time to refine its game in practice, the Lowry High School boys golf team saw a considerable improvement in the last two tournaments.

The Buckaroos were Reno and Sierra Sage Golf Course on Monday, March 28, and finished second. Lowry placed sixth in the first two tournaments in early March.

Truckee won for the third straight time, shooting a season-best 327, while Lowry was second at 352. Fernley (355) was a close third and Elko (374) and South Tahoe (382) rounded out the top five. 

Churchill County was sixth at 390 and Spring Creek (431) and Dayton (483) were seventh and eighth, respectively.

Truckee’s Gabe Smith was the low medalist for the third tournament in a row, shooting a 72. Truckee’s Luke Brown and Dayton’s Andrew Smith each shot 81.

Lowry sophomore Landon Esquivel carded his best score of the year — 82, to place fourth overall. Senior teammate, Cal Peters was fifth overall, with season-best round of 83.

Coda Nichols shot his best round of the year with a 91 and Hunter Smith had the final kept score at 96. Jack DeLong carded a 98 and in his first tournament of the year, sophomore Hector Rivera shot a 105.

Lowry finishes third at Washoe GC

Lowry was back on the course on Tuesday, March 29, in Reno at Washoe Golf Course, in a tournament hosted by Truckee.

For the first time in the young season, the league saw a different team win. Fernley grabbed the top spot with a 356 and Truckee was second at 362.

Lowry was not far behind the Wolverines at 364 for third place and Elko (370) and South Tahoe (372) completed the top five. 

Churchill County was sixth at 408 and Spring Creek (424) and Dayton (494) were seventh and eighth, respectively.

Smith claimed low-medalist honors once again, shooting a 74. Fernley’s Jacob Holmes was second with a76.

Peters was third overall, shooting his best round of the year at 82 and Esquivel tied for fourth at 84 with South Tahoe’s Liam Molesworth.

Smith carded a 94 for the Buckaroos and Nichols finished with a 104. DeLong and Rivera each shot 108.

The Northern 3A does not have a regional tournament and the top three teams that advance to the NIAA 3A State Championships based on the final regular season standings.

Truckee leads with 31 points, followed by Fernley (28) and Elko (22). 

Lowry jumped into fourth place with 19 points and South Tahoe (17) and Churchill County (15) are fourth and fifth.

The NIAA 3A State Championships will take place in Pahrump on May 16-17.

The league is on anther two-week break and returns to the course on Tuesday, April 19, in Fallon. The Northern 3A will be in Winnemucca on Wednesday, March 20. The Northern 3A stays out in eastern Nevada for tournaments in Spring Creek (April 25) and Elko (April 26).