There was no fading this year.
The Bishop Manogue boys’ golf team blistered the course at Montreux Golf & Country Club to win the Nevada State Division I golf team title on Tuesday. It is the Miners’ second team title in the past three years and makes up for 2014.
Last year, Manogue had the lead, then lost it and finished fourth.
“We actually had the lead with nine holes to play last year and we gave back 25 shots on the back nine and it was pretty devastating,” Manogue coach Chris Trevino said. “This year, it meant a lot to the guys to come back and prove it.’
On Tuesday, freshman Ollie Osborne had the team’s low round with a 75 in windy and cold conditions. Wind were estimated at up 40 mph.
He finished with a 158 over the two-day tournament.
His older brother, Stephen Osborne, shot a 78 on Tuesday and finished at 160.
The wind helped, slightly, going downhill with it on the back nine, but going into the wind mandated more club than normally would be used.
Nick Turner shot 79 Tuesday and 161 for the tournament. He is going to West Point in the fall. Stephen Osborne will also likely go to West Point or the U.S. Naval Academy.
“We all took what we needed to take from the first round and used it to our advantage in the second round in order to boost our score,” Turner said. “All of us just know, if we play our game we can beat anyone in the state, and we proved that today.”
Manogue had a three-stroke lead after Monday’s first round. Coronado finished second at 831. Galena was fifth at 882.
Manogue senior Harrison Holetz fired rounds of 84 and 79 for a 163.
“A lot of these Vegas kids didn’t know quite what they were getting into because these greens are so fast and you have to place your tee shots really well,” Holetz said.
Holetz said not winning state last year was not on his mind.
“Coming in, we knew that we had a fantastic team and we knew we had a very good chance of winning this thing, so we just went out there and played our own game and at the end of the day, it worked out for us,” Holetz said.
He will go to to Chatman College in Orange County in Southern California to play golf.
Stephen Osborne said the stiff competition within the team helped drive the Miners.
“Every day at practice, it’s just about trying to be better than everyone else there,” he said.
From Galena, Presley Mackelburg shot 81-82 for a 613 and his teammate Jay Babu shot 82-83 for a 165, Dalton Butler from Carson shot 83-83 for 166 and Nate Daylo from Reed shot 91-77 for a 168.
“Hats off to Montreux for setting up the course really challenging,” Trevino said. “This course rewards intelligence and skill. This team happens to have a lot of tournament experience.”
The home experience also helped as three of the Bishop Manogue golfers are members at Montreux.
Division I State Golf
Tuesday, at Montreux Golf 8 Country Club
1 Bishop Manogue… 414 399 — 813
2 Coronado …421 410 — 831
3 Palo Verde …419 419 — 838
4 Arbor View …417 434 — 851
5 Galena… 440 442 — 882
6 Green Valley …438 446 — 884