The Cougars hope hosting next week's tourney will help them break through into the win column, but for now, they will have to settle for a runner-up finish behind Reno Wednesday at Hidden Valley Country Club. The Huskies totaled a 370, besting Spanish Springs by four strokes.
"I thought we left a lot of shots out there," SSHS golf coach Victor Sherbondy said. "It was a challenging course, but we made a lot of mistakes we ordinarily wouldn't have, so I'm disappointed with that."
Sherbondy singled out Tess Jones and Stephanie King as players he was proud of after Jones' 84 put her in second place and King shot a personal best 107.
Rounding out the Cougars' scorers were Brittany Best (92), Rachel Martin (96) and Genesee Roberts (102). Devan Gaddis' 103 and King's score were dropped.
While Jones finished in second, it happened to be a distant second after McQueen freshman Kelsey Roberts carded a 76. The low score also helped the Lancers finish in fourth in front of Reed.
The Raiders totaled a 429, while McQueen walked away with a 414.
The Reed coaching staff put together the impromptu tournament after Wildcreek, which also hosts 3A Sparks, backed out of hosting for Hug. The Raiders coaches were rewarded with some nice golf from their players.
Leading Reed was Lindsey Porter, who finished with a 96. Carlee Payne and Jocelyn Motter shot a 108 and 109 respectively, while Nicole Echeto had a 116. Jessica Wilson had a 123, which was not counted along with Amanda Vranken's 158.
"We had a good day, but the scores don't really show it," Reed girls golf coach Danielle Fleiner said. "The girls had some good holes, but they hit some rough patches."
Last week's winner, Elko, totaled a 388 to finish in third.
Spanish Springs will host next week's tournament on Wednesday.