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Shayla Hillis of Robertson lines up a tee shot during Monday afternoon’s West Las Vegas Invite. Hillis was one of three Lady Cardinals to play for the varsity in Monday's event.
Prep roundup: Gonzalez stars in WLV Golf Invite

A little late-winter breeze couldn’t cool off Noah Gonzalez’s golf game on Monday.

The Robertson senior overcame the elements to shoot a 72 and capture first place in the West Las Vegas Invitational at Gene Torres Golf Course.

Gonzalez’s strong performance was one of several state-qualifying efforts Monday.

Raton’s Sydni Silva shot an 86 to win the girls’ individual title, and she and Taos’ Taylor and Madison Tomashot — close behind with an 87 and 91, respectively — all turned in qualifying scores.