Eli Allred of the Quincy golf team takes a swing May 6 in what looks like paradise at Graeagle Meadows Golf Course. Photo by Mari Erin Roth

High School golfers squeeze in a quick season

By Mari Erin Roth

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Owen Bowling lines up for a shot at Graeagle Meadows on May 6, playing on the Portola High School golf team his senior year. Photo by Mari Erin Roth

Plumas County High Schools have turned two weeks into a golf season for dozens of young athletes to take advantage of the splendor of local courses in 2021. The largest group of schools in recent history are on the green the first two weeks of May making the most of excellent weather and early season action.

Two years ago, during the last high school golf season, the young golfers shared the course with an abundance of deer. This season, the deer are still around in smaller numbers, but the big crowds are snow geese and their newborn ducklings. Everyone seemed to share the space well at Graeagle Meadows Golf Course where  teams met for the second match of the season. Plumas Charter School and Loyalton High School joined season regulars, Quincy, Portola and Chester.

First rounds were played at Plumas Pines Golf Course and Graeagle Meadows. The final two are this week, Tuesday, May 11, at Bailey Creek and wrap up at Grizzly Ranch, Thursday, May 13.