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Golf: Tigers 4th after Regionals Day 1

by Joey Crandall

The Douglas girls’ golf team took a large step on the first day of the Northern 4A Regional Girls’ Golf Championship at Empire Ranch in Carson City Monday afternoon.

The Tigers shot a team 342 in rainy and windy conditions to come in fourth behind Spanish Springs (315), McQueen (325) and Bishop Manogue (330).

The tournament was set to conclude Tuesday after The R-C’s press deadline. Check online for final results.

“It was a good day,” Douglas coach Steve Gustafson said. “Four of our girls shot career lows (Molly Jordan, Emily Gosselin, Tawnie Wentz and Megan Welch). They made a lot of birdies and pars today.

“It felt good to get an early jump on the teams that have beat us all season (Galena and Carson). Not sure what it is, but we play well in bad weather.”

Freshman Koko Terada stood tied for fourth after Day 1, shooting a team-low 78. Jordan stood in 14th with an 85, Gosselin shot an 89, Wentz came in at 90, Welch shot 100 and Kristen Greenhut came in at 105.

Spanish Springs’ Katrina Prendergast led the pack at 74, followed by teammates Trae Jones and Elise Levy (both 76). Manogue’s Elise Levy and Carly Farthing were tied with Terada at 78.

“Hopefully we can pick up a few more strokes and remain in the top four teams,” Gustafson said. “That would be a great accomplishment.”