Young ends high school career with runner-up title
White Pine High School’s Golf team shot their way to a state runner-up second place finish at Incline Village Golf Course over Monday and Tuesday. Senior Bobcat and defending state champion Chris Young finished three strokes behind Incline’s Mitchell Cornell to earn a state runner-up individual title shooting a 77 and 75 in his final meet as a Bobcat golfer.
“It was hard to grasp that this is it and that I wouldn’t be coming back next year. I feel like I didn’t play my best golf at the meet but I was ok with taking second,” Young said.
“It was a blast to watch Chris play and improve his game over the past four years ,” head coach Randy Long said of his senior.
“Now it is time for him to pass the torch onto his brother Collin to become the team leader.”
Young summed up his career as a Bobcat golfer by saying that he was proud of what he achieved during his time on the team and that he hopes his brother can do the same.
“I’ve had a lot of fun with the team and I feel like I accomplished all the goals I set for myself, including winning a state championship last year.”
Collin Young finished in fifth place overall at the state meet after shooting 81 both days of the tournament.
“As a freshman that is outstanding,” Long said.
White Pine fell behind in the first round of golf against the home Incline Highlanders on their home course, leaving themselves a 26 stroke deficit going into the second day of play. White Pine then found their swing on Tuesday, shooting the lowest score of any team that day, finishing with 448.
Tyler Kane finished the meet tied for 15th place, Justin Kirchner tied for 30th, Kellen Wilkin tied for 36th and Seth Robertson in 40th.
“It was everything you could want from a state tournament and I have to give credit to Incline, they are a very good team,” Long said.