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Cougars win golf tourney at D'Andrea
by Tribune Staff
Apr 19, 2011 | 803 views | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Spanish Springs had not won a High Desert League boys golf tournament since the first week of the season, a skid that spanned longer than a month. That drought is over.

The Cougars rode junior Jordan Gilmore’s 68 to a team victory at D’Andrea Golf Club Tuesday, beating Reno and McQueen by six strokes.

Gilmore carded six birdies and three bogeys on the day, so his score could have been better, but it was good enough to earn individual medalist honors.

“He was actually up and down, so she could have shot better than a 68, but he played really well. He struck the ball very well today,” SSHS golf coach Nick Wirshing said.

Spanish Springs was the only team to finish under 400, shooting a team total of 395. Reno and McQueen tied for second at 401, while Reed was fourth with a 409. North Valleys took fifth with a 447.

Rounding out the rest of the Cougars’ scoring contingent was Carson Cooke (79), Tommy McAllister (80), Dylan Ernst (84) and Jake Nelson (84). Anthony Decker’s 88 was dropped.

“We were pretty excited. I’m just happy all the guys played well and played the way I know they can play,” Wirshing said.

Reed coach Danielle Fleiner was excited with her team’s performance. The Raiders shot their lowest score of the year.

Freshman Trevor Wood led the way for the Blue and Gold, finishing third overall with a 74. Seniors Jake Nelson and Colton King both scored better than Spanish Springs’ No. 2 score on the day. Nelson had a 75, while King had a 78.

Fleiner said she was proud of that trio for turning in a complete round of 18 holes without any lapses.

Jake Day and Anthony Shelton’s 91s also counted toward the host team’s score. Tyler Carnahan’s 109 was thrown out as the sixth best tally.

“I was really pleased. We had some kids with their personal bests today,” Fleiner said. “Overall, we played really well. We set ourselves up and gave ourselves a chance to win it, but unfortunately everyone else had their best days as well today. I’m really proud of them.”

The two local schools will be back in action at Somersett Golf & Country Club Wednesday for an HDL tourney.
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