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A Smokey day at Genoa Lakes

Staff reports

Douglas High freshman Aspen Smokey shot a career-best 98 and placed sixth on the individual leader board Tuesday during Sierra League girls golf tournament play at Genoa Lakes.

Smokey finished 15 shots behind the individual medalist, Jessica Stanton of Wooster, during a tournament hosted by Douglas on the Ranch Course at Genoa Lakes.

"She played very well on her home course. She didn't lose a ball her entire round, which was an incredible feat in itself," Douglas coach Stephen Gustafson said. "The Ranch Course is tough. We didn't see many players break 100."

Smokey carded three pars on the back nine under windy conditions. Furthermore, each of those pars came on challenging holes, the coach added.

"On No. 11, she sank a 40-foot putt on a very difficult pin location," Gustafson noted.

Senior Hunter Langford also shot 119 for the Tigers.

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Hunter played well on a lot of holes," Gustafson noted. "She had some tough breaks, especially on hole 16 (par 3). It was the toughest pin location on the day, and many players scored huge numbers on this hole. The wind caused the ball to roll back to the lower end of the two-tiered green. You would start with a 4-foot par putt, but end up with a 35-foot putt."

Bishop Manogue emerged as the winning team with its 381. Wooster was second at 434.

Stanton shot 83 to earn medalist honors for the third time in four league tournaments. She finished as the runner-up in her other tournament.

The next league tournament is scheduled for Wednesday at 11 a.m. at ArrowCreek Country Club in Reno.

Genoa Lakes is hosting the first round of the Northern 4A Region Tournament on Oct. 11. The second round will be held at Washoe County Golf Course in Reno on Oct. 12.