Centennial with slim lead after Day 1 of state golf

If Monday is in any indication of how the Class 4A state girls golf tournament will go, Tuesday will be a photo finish in Northern Nevada.

Centennial took the lead after the first day of the tournament at Dayton Valley Golf Course on Monday with a team score of 320, but two other teams are within seven strokes.

Carson’s Karen Beglin carded a 1-over-par 73 to take the individual lead, with nine golfers within four strokes.

Tuesday’s final round is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. at Dayton Valley.

“I think like all the teams they battled through it,” Centennial coach Charlie Cerrone said of his team’s performance. “It’s only a few shots. It’s anybody’s match tomorrow, it’s so tight.”

Faith Lutheran shot 325 as a team, and Bishop Gorman shot 327. Clark is in fourth at 350, followed by Reno (368) and Bishop Manogue (374).

Faith Lutheran’s Gracie Olkowski is the top local golfer after the first day, one stroke back of Beglin at 74. Centennial’s Hailey Stevenson is tied with Reed’s Kaitlin Fleiner for third at 75.

“She really grinded out her score,” Cerrone said of Stevenson. “She did a great job.”

Contact Justin Emerson at or (702) 387-2944. Follow @J15Emerson on Twitter.

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