Lowry's Trenton Mullis chips on to the green
Lowry's Trenton Mullis chips on to the green
After placing fourth in the first tournament of the season, the Lowry High School boys golf team saw a 43-shot improvement last week at Fallon Golf Course on Wednesday, April 21.

Lowry carded a 390 to beat Fernley (395) by five strokes. 

Spring Creek finished third at 408 and Elko (409) and Churchill County (426) rounded out the top five. Dayton finished sixth with a total of 467.

It was the first time this season that six teams played in the tournament.

“It was a good bounce back for us,” said LHS coach Andrew Meyer. “I looked back at the first week and really didn’t know what to expect coming into the season. I felt the scores we shot in Fallon are what we are capable of shooting. I feel there is still room for improvement. There is no reason why we can’t have four scores in the 90s. It was good to see all the teams there. It seems like every team has one really good player. It comes down to which team can get those other three scores good enough to win.”  

Spring Creek’s Kevin Thompson was the low medalist with a score of 86, while Fernley’s Isaac O’Neill (87) and Dayton’s Andrew Smith (91) were second and third, respectively.

A pair of Lowry golfers rounded out the top five on the individual side, as Cal Peters was fourth at 93 and freshman Landon Esquivel (95) placed fifth.

“Cal is going to be pretty consistent for us,” said the coach. “He is pretty comfortable in that situation. Landon came out and played great in just his second tournament as a freshman. If he keeps at it, he will be a pretty good golfer.”

Hunter Smith carded a 101 for the Buckaroos and freshman Trenton Mullis shot a 102 for the final kept score. Senior Bret Ferraro finished with a 124.

“That was a good round by Hunter and he can break a 100,” Meyer said. “Trenton and Brett played well. The nice thing about this team its one of the most relaxed groups I have had. There are no issues with them at all."

Lowry travels to Edgewood Tahoe in Stateline on Thursday. 

The Dayton tournament scheduled for this week may be rescheduled for the end of the season.

“It is always fun and an honor to go play a course like Edgewood,” Meyer said. “I hope the boys enjoy it and we can go out and play good. It’s nice that we have some competitiveness on our team. It’s a coin toss some weeks to see who is going to come out of qualifying for us and play in the tournaments.”

Lowry travels to Fernley on May 4 and hosts its tournament on Tuesday, May 11.