Trojans golfer finishes in the middle at state

Trojans freshman Makalea Petrie finishes in the middle at the state golf championships last week.

She finished 22 out of 45 golfers last Wednesday and Thursday after two rounds of golf.

The two-day golf tournament was played at the par 72 Boulder Creek Golf Club in Boulder City. Petrie carded a 104 in the first round and a 108 in the second round for a total score of 212.

Trojans coach Bob Hopkins said it was a great learning experience for the young golfer.

“She was the first female golfer that I have ever seen that had no penalty strokes during a state championship tournament,” he said. “Petrie will be an even better golfer if she works hard during the offseason on her short game. She could also shave off a lot of points by just improving her putting and chipping.”

At the state tournament, Faith Lutheran took their fourth straight state golf title (629), Clark finished second (766), Lowry third (773), Elko fourth (827), Boulder City fifth (842) and Spring Creek sixth (846).

The top individual golfer at the state tournament was Sydney Smith of Faith Lutheran, who carded a 146.

Contact sports editor Vern Hee at vhee@pvtimes.com. Follow @vernheepvt on Twitter.

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