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Cougars settle for second after losing tiebreak
by Tribune Staff
Sep 10, 2012 | 1915 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Spanish Springs hosted the High Desert League girls golf tournament Monday at RedHawk, but it was a league rival that came away with the win due to a tiebreaker.

Spanish Springs and McQueen both finished with a 338 team total, well in front of Reno’s 404. However, the Lancers’ fifth score was much better than the Cougars’ and that gave the northwest Reno school the league win.

The 338 was Spanish Springs’ best round of the year by one stroke.

Sophomore Katrina Prendergast was the individual medalist once again, carding a 75 to lead the Cougars.

Trae Jones added an 83, while Sam Sorensen had an 84. Joanna Perry’s 96 rounded out the Spanish Springs scoring contingent. Scores of 108 and 109 from Katrina Weil and Kirsti Settas were not counted toward the team total, but the 108 was used in the tiebreaker.

“We felt very good. Our one, two and three scores are really strong,” Bosco said. “Our No. 4 player did enough to what I thought would get us the win. What happened is McQueen is just so consistent all the way through, one to six. Their (usual) No. 6 player shot an 86, so that allowed them to take that score, and their next best player was a 94. The next best score we had to use was a 108.”

Reed is one week away from having a full varsity squad, but there were still three Raiders who put up scores Monday.

Team captain Leighton Lee led the way for the Blue and Gold, shooting a 104, which Reed girls golf coach Danielle Fleiner said was a huge improvement over last week.

Holli Smith added a 113, while Angela Vranken finished with a 126.

“The team is very new, so they’re learning,” Fleiner said. “So today they did well. Surprisingly they didn’t do as well as they did at Somersett, which is shocking to me. When they’re beginners and new to the sport, you’re going to have good days and bad days. I’m not worried about it. They’re not too disappointed either.”

Spanish Springs and Reed will be back on the course Sept. 19 at Washoe Golf Course, the home course of the Reno Huskies.
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