The White Pine High School Golf Varsity golf team finished third place in the state championship meet in Pahrump, with junior Bobcat golfer Chris Young claiming the title as individual State Champion. Now that the season is over, team coach Randy Long provided the final indiviual averages through league play (including the Divisional round) as well as a separate average for how each starting golfer performed in the state championship meet.
Senior Ty Pickel finished his last season as a Bobcat golfer with the team’s best individual league average at 73.9 over 10 events. He averaged a 77 in the state championship meet. The former State Champion also set a course record this season with a 67 and currently plans to continue his golf career in college.
Junior Chris Young finished the season with the second lowest league average with a 77.1 over 10 events, though he was able to beat that in the championship meet with an average of 74.5. The son of the high school principal and fellow golfer Adam Young, Chris is expected to one of the top starters for the Bobcats next year. His brother Collin Young will also be competing in practice to try and make the starting squad next year as a freshman.
Senior Nick Johnson finished the season with a 91.4 in league in nine events, and finished the championship meet with an average of 95.5. Johnson plans on playing college basketball after he graduates.
Tyler Kane had the lowest average of the three starting freshmen, finishing the season with a 93.2 over 10 events and a 99 in the Pahrump meet.
Freshman Seth Robertson avergaed a 101.7 over seven events and finished the championship meet with a 105.5 average.
Freshman Justin Kirchner rounded out the starters with a leagu play average of 104.5 over six events, though he improved in the championship meet with a 100 average.
As a team, the Bobcat golfers finished the season with a 448 average (calculated by the five best scores) and even improved in the State Championship with a average of 445.