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5 Mustang golfers make the cut on home course

May 5, 2018 GMT

NEEDLES — Five Needles High School Mustangs golfers were able to make the cut during the NIAA 2A South League match played at Needles’ River’s Edge Golf Course on April 25.

Eric Upshaw shot an 85, Trevyn Diaz shot an 87, Teran Woody shot a 103, Chris Powell shot a 104 and Michael Nicochea shot a 110. For the team scores Lake Mead took first place by shooting a 341, The Meadows grabbed second with a team score of 354 and the Mustangs came in third with a score of 371.

“We played all 18 holes and for the most part we did a good job finding the green and we did a good job in our short game,” said Bill Darrow, Mustangs golf head coach. “I took (Eric) Upshaw and (Trevyn) Diaz up to Las Vegas for an NIAA 3A league match and they did pretty well with Upshaw shooting a 91 and Diaz shooting a 96.”

According to Darrow, there’ll be two league matches left for the golf season. The first is on May 1: a makeup match that will be played at the Needles River’s Edge Golf Course, starting at 10 a.m. The other is on May 2 and is hosted by The Meadows.

“We have some golfers who have qualified for the league playoffs but on Wednesday we’ll know for sure if we can get a couple of our golfers to qualify for the state tournament,” said Darrow. “Our golfers will have to shoot in the high 80s or low 90s to be able to qualify for state this year and I believe that they can do it. There’s been progress made this year from where we were at the beginning of the year, shooting 420 as a team, and now we are shooting 380. So they’ve gotten better but I’ve let them know that to get even better than this year, they’re going to have to play in the offseason.”

The last league golf tournament for the Mustangs is an away match-up hosted by The Meadows on May 2 starting at 11 a.m.