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Sports Today: Wicker takes 37th at state golf championships

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Douglas freshman Thomas Wicker bounced back from a tough first day at the Nevada 4A State Golf Championships Monday to take 37th overall at the Somersett Country Club in Reno.

Wicker shot an 82 Tuesday for a two-day total of 172, the best out of the four freshmen competing in the tournament.

“Thomas played much better today,” Douglas coach Brent Eddy said. “It was a great experience for Thomas to be able to play with that caliber of golfers.

“It is going to be fun to watch and see how Thomas progresses the next three years. He had a great year.”

Spanish Springs came back to win the state team title after Carson led the first day. Carson took second, folloewd by Bishop Gorman, Green Valley, Pale Verde and Coronado.

Matt Nolasco of Foothill defeated Scott Lewis of Coronado in a playoff to take the state individual title after both posted 146 totals. Carson’s Kevin Goles (156) and Spanish Springs’ Ren Wilson (158) were the top two scores from the Northern 4A.

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Wicker was named first-team all-region for his efforts this season while teammate Eric Guzman, a sophomore, was a second-team honoree.