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Mount Shasta 3rd in D-III golf, Pappas qualifies for Sections

Staff Writer
Mount Shasta Herald

On a day when well over half the 35 individual scores topped the century mark, Mount Shasta High School’s golf team placed third in Tuesday’s Northern Section Division III Championships at Plumas Pines.

The Bears did not qualify as a team to advance, but their No. 1 player, Nathan Pappas, is moving on to play as an individual to next week’s Section Championships at Whitehawk.

Mount Shasta coach Brad Fortna said it was a beautiful day but the course was tight and the rough was deep. “Very tough,” he wrote in an email. But also, “Very fun to be in it this deep.”

Fortna said it was the best finish for the Bears in 10 years.

Colusa won the D-III championship with a 483 even though three of its six players shot 100 or higher.

Durham was second at 497, followed by the Bears at 528 and Chester at 578. Los Molinos was unable to post a score because one of its players was disqualified.

Pappas, the Shasta Cascade League MVP, shot 89, the fifth best score of the day.

Tommy Houston shot 97 and Dawson Clark 103 for the Bears.

Weed freshman Logan Scholberg, one of six individuals to qualify, shot 108.

The best score of the day was 83 by both Garret Luce of Durham and Braden Lyss of Colusa.

Kevin Cummings of Paradise Adventist Academy shot 85 and Liam Dewit of Colusa shot 88.