Lowry golfers second at Spring Creek; fourth in Elko

The Northern 3A and Lowry High School boys golf team was back on the course last week for a pair of tournaments in Elko County.

The week began with a trip to Spring Creek on Monday, April 25, where the Buckaroo finished second with a round of 366.

Truckee maintained its lead in the league, winning the tournament with a 347. Elko was third at 370 and Fernley (372) and Spring Creek (403) rounded out the top five. 

South Tahoe placed sixth with a 405 and Churchill County (416) and Dayton (474) rounded out the team standings.

Truckee’s Gabe Smith was the low medalist once again, shooting a78 on the par-72 course. Fernley’s Noah Davis, South Tahoe’s Liam Molesworth and Truckee’s Reed Loper each shot 83.

Landon Esquivel led the Buckaroos with a round of 86 to finish fifth overall and teammate Cal Peters was at 88. 

Coda Nichols carded a 94 for his second-best round of the year and Hunter Smith had the final kept score for Lowry with a 98. 

Hector Rivera shot a 101 and Jack DeLong finished with a 106.

Lowry finishes

 fourth in Elko

Lowry and the rest of the league made their way to Ruby Mountain Golf Course in Elko on Tuesday, April 26. 

Truckee won the team title by 20 strokes, shooting a 340 to Fernley 360. Elko was third on its home course at 366 and Lowry (367) and South Tahoe (390) completed the top five. 

Churchill County was sixth with a score of 406 and Spring Creek (411) and Dayton (474) were seventh and eighth respectively.

Once again, Smith from Truckee led the way on the individual side with a 1-under par 71. Fernley’s Jacob Holmes was second at 81.

Esquivel shot 86 for the second consecutive day for the Buckaroos and Peters and Smith each shot 90. For Smith, it was the best round of the year for the senior. 

Rivera carded a second-straight 101 for the final kept score for Lowry. Nichols shot 103 and DeLong 104.

With one week left in the regular season, Truckee leads the Northern 3A with 61 points, followed by Fernley (46) and Elko (41). Lowry is fourth with 41 points and South Tahoe sites fifth with 31.

The Northern 3A doesn’t have a postseason tournament and three teams that advance to the state championships are determined by the season-long point standings.

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.

Currently, Esquivel and Peters would  qualify for the state tournament as individuals.

Lowry and the Northern 3A travel to Genoa Lakes on Wednesday and Stateline and Edgewood Tahoe on Thursday to close out the regular season. 

The NIAA State Championships take place on Mountain Falls Golf Course in Pahrump on May 17-18.