Miners avenge losses in storm | TheUnion.com

Miners avenge losses in storm

Nevada Union’s boys golf team avenged two losses from earlier in the season with one 18-hole round Monday, including the last six holes in a downpour.

The Miners finished second in the 20-team Rocklin Tournament, placing just one stroke behind champion Oak Ridge. NU finished with 396 to Oak Ridge’s 395.

Rocklin and Granite Bay, both of which had beaten NU earlier in the season, finished third and fourth with 398 and 402, respectively.

Nevada Union’s Travis Callison tied two others with a 75 on the par-71 Sunset Whitney course, but Callison was chosen as the medalist after finishing the last six holes in the rain at even par.

“I’m really proud of that kid,” NU coach Hank Davidson said. “The tournament directors weren’t going to send the kids back out there in that weather to choose the medalist, so they took the one who did the best after the weather got bad, and that was Travis.”

John Hyland shot a 77 while Gavin Butcher and D.J. Milligan each carded an 80. Zach Spencer finished with an 84.

“This was great for our program,” Davidson said. “This earned us a lot of respect. The top teams – Colfax, Folsom, Rocklin and Granite Bay – were all down there.”

Davidson also mentioned that Sunset Whitney is the home course for both Rocklin and Granite Bay, so it should give the Miners confidence that they can beat the top teams anywhere.

On Wednesday, Nevada Union travels to Sierra View Country Club to take on Roseville.


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