Locals strong in state golf

Galena's Luxchmi Gill and Shandra Cipriano, Douglas High's Lindsey Knox and Carson Ciarra Christian were among the top local golfers at the NIAA/U.S. Bank 4A State Golf Championships on Thursday.

Gill finished 10th in the state as she shot 82 in both of her rounds to finish at 164 at the Black Mountain Golf and Country Club in Henderson. Cipriano finished with a 186 (94-92), Knox finished with a 187 (89-98) and Christian finished with a 192 (96-96).

In the teams standings, Galena placed sixth with a 937 (472-465) while Carson's young team finished ninth out of nine schools with a 1,057 (543-514). Durango won the state title with an 803 (399-404).

Other finishes for Carson were: Ashley Faber, 210 (110-100); Elizabeth Rankl, 210 (110-100); Lindsay Farnworth, 221 (114-107); Gabrielle Gallegos, 224 (113-111); and Mandy Carvin, 238 (117-121).

Other finishes for Galena were: Ardea Canepa, 193 (95-98); Merideth Holmes, 194 (99-95); Michelle Bick, 200 (102, 98); and Jessica Ruppert, 220 (111-109).

Christine Fernandez won the state title with a 4-under-par 142 (73-69).

3A GOLF

Yerington was in sixth place after the first round of play in the State 3A girls golf tournament. The Lions shot a 596. Lowry was in first with a 487.

Fernley's Nicole Johnson was the top local golfer as she is in 16th after shooting a 108. Swecker MacKenzie was in first with an 84.

Other locals' scores were: Shawn Skog, Dayton, 111; Chelsea Arrighi, Yerington, 111; Katie Christensen, Yerington, 116; Lara Smith, Yerington, 120; Heather Sam, Yerington, 121; Mallory Frazier, Yerington, 128; Jessica Smith, Yerington, 131; Lindsay Craig, Fernley, 131.

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