Lowry golfers finish third on home course; fourth in Fallon

Lowry golfers finish third on home course; fourth in Fallon

Lowry golfers finish third on home course; fourth in Fallon

After nearly three weeks off, the Northern 3A boys golf season picked back up last week with tournaments in Fallon (April 19) and Winnemucca on April 20.

The Fallon tournament saw a change at the top spot in the team standings, as Elko won with a round of 367. 

The Indians had not finished higher than third in the previous four tournaments.

Truckee was one stroke behind at 368, Fernley (375) was third and Lowry (377) and South Tahoe (394) rounded out the top five.  

Churchill County (412) and Spring Creek (429) were sixth and seventh, respectively.

Truckee’s Gabe Smith was the low medalist at 82, while South Tahoe’s Liam Molesworth was second at 85. Fernley’s Jacob Holmes shot an 87 to place third.

Landon Esquivel led the Buckaroos with a round of 91, with teammates Coda Nichols and Jack Delong each shooting 94. Cal Peters carded a 98 for the final kept score and Hunter Smith (98) and Wade Mori (123) rounded out the scores for Lowry.

Lowry places third 

on home course

The Northern 3A made its way to Winnemucca on Wednesday, April 20, and saw Truckee back atop the standings after shotting 361. 

Scores were higher throughout the day, as players found it tough going on the quick greens at Winnemucca Municipal Golf Course.

Fernley was second with a 383 and Lowry placed third on its home course at 385. Elko finished fourth at 389, South Tahoe (414) was fifth and Spring Creek (424), Churchill County (433) and Dayton (549) completed the team standings.

Smith and Holmes each shot 84 for the low round on the day, with Smith winning medalist honors in a playoff. Molesworth was third at 86.

Esquivel paced the Buckaroos with a round of 89, with Smith and Hector Rivera shooting 96 and 96, respectively. Seamus Maloon shot 105, DeLong (103), Nichols (106) and Mori (116).

French Ford fifth-grader Maddux Nichols also played as a non-scorer for Lowry and shot 90. His round was good enough to tie for sixth overall.      

The Northern 3A does not have a postseason tournament and the top three tams that advance to the state championships are based on the season-long point standings. 

Truckee leads the Northern 3A with 45 points and Fernley is second at 40. Elko holds the final transfer spot with 34 points and Lowry (29) and South Tahoe (24) are fourth and fifth, respectively.

The top six individuals from non-qualifying teams and based on final standings in the Northern Region, and the top six individuals from non-qualifying teams in the Southern Region tournament advance to the 2022 Class 3A state championship tournament.

The Northern 3A was back in action on Monday and Tuesday in Spring Creek and Elko. Results were not available at press time.

Lowry closes out the regular season on May 4 at Genoa Lakes GC and May 5 at Stateline at Edgewood Tahoe GC.

The NIAA 3A State Championships will take place May 17-18 in Pahrump at Mountain Falls Golf Club.