It’s the first time this spring any High Desert League golfer posted a scorer lower than Spanish Springs senior Jordan Gilmore.
“It’s very positive,” Reed boys golf coach Nick Nemsgern said. “We took fourth and that’s the spot we to be in to get to regionals. It’s even more positive that Trevor Wood took medalist honors. It’s the first time this spring anyone has beaten Jordan. He’s a great player. For anyone to beat him, is a great effort.”
Gilmore’s 75 helped lead the Cougars to a second-place finish. Reno took home its fourth team win of the league schedule, totaling a 422. Spanish Springs was second for the fourth straight week after carding a 443.
“I think at this point, that’s about where we’re at it. It’s all right,” SSHS boys golf coach Nick Wirshing said. “We had higher expectations at the end of last year, thinking about this year, but with all the adversity we’ve had to fight, I’m OK with this score. I’d like to be better but with so many young guys on the team, this is where we’re at.
“I just think we need to keep working harder and see what we can do at regionals. I know we’ve got lower scores in us.”
Spanish Springs had Tommy McAllister shoot an 87 and three other players shot in the 90’s. Cole Shirley and Matt Perrera each had a 93, while Matt Beebe added a 95. Owen Bartlett’s 101 did not count toward the team total.
North Valleys finished with a 448 on its home course to earn third place. Reed’s 454 bested its low score of the season by 30 strokes and handed it fourth place.
Wyatt Koski had an 86. Garret Marchese and Tyler Carnahan shot 96’s, and Dylan McKenzie chipped in with a 103. Tony Simonte’s 108 was dropped as the high score.
“I’m unbelievably pleased. Only about half our guys were in town over break,” Nemsgern said. “I set up some times for them and these guys are really trying to improve and get better. That’s all you can ask for as a coach.”
McQueen took fifth with a 479.
Reed hosts the next HDL tournament at Hidden Valley Country Club. There will be a shotgun start Wednesday at 1 p.m.