After a grueling week that saw the White Pine High School golf team travel across the state to play four rounds of golf, head coach Randy Long said that he thinks his team might have had “too much golf.”
The trip started with one of the team’s best scores of the season, 414, to win a meet at Spring Creek on Thursday. Chris Young placed first with a 73, followed in second place by fellow Bobcat Tyler Kane’s 77. The meet marked the first time this season Kane shot in the 70’s in a meet, accomplishing his personal goal for the season.
“I’ve been saying he would get there all season and on that day he was primed and ready,” Long said.
From there, the team traveled to Tahoe to compete in another meet Friday White Pine placed fifth overall in the meet that saw 21 high schools compete. The Bobcats placed the highest of any team in their conference in the large meet.
After getting one day’s rest, the golfers hopped back onto the road and headed to Needles, where they shot a practice round of golf Monday before competing in the division meet Tuesday.
Long said that winds, mixed with exhaustion from all the travel caused some of his golfers to hit uncharacteristically high rounds.
“Sometimes a rest is a good thing and we just didn’t get much with all that travel,” Long said.
Despite falling behind Needles by nine shots in the divisional meet, Long said that he expects his team to be ready to play their best golf in the state championship at Incline on Monday and Tuesday.
“These boys are ready. It stung them to lose to Needles in divisions but we are looking to return the favor,” the coach said,