SHERIDAN — Sheridan and Big Horn High School boys and girls golf teams traveled over the Bighorns to the Worland Invite for their first golf tournament of the season Friday.
SHS Golf Coach Larry Martoglio said the weather was mild and the golf was good for the athletes’ first meet.
“The expectations were to have an opportunity to play outside, and don’t beat yourself up if you make bad shots because you haven’t put enough time in to be real consistent,” Martoglio said.
“I was very proud of the boys and girls. They did a nice job, and they had a fun day, and I’m looking forward to the next tournament Friday in Buffalo.”
The SHS boys golf team tied for first place in the tournament with Thermopolis with an overall team score of 357. Gillette came in third with 365, and Lander was fourth with a score of 382.
The Lady Broncs took second in the tournament with a team score of 325. Gillette girls took first with 294 points. The Big Horn Lady Rams came in third in the tourney with 370 points.
In all, three girls and five boys played for SHS.
Jack Mavrakis won the tournament with his score of 80.
Martoglio said Mavrakis has been making trips to Billings to work on his game as often as he can.
“Jack was very excited that he won the tourney,” Martoglio said. “He’s worked hard on his game and beat some boys who were very talented from Cody, and Powell and Gillette. It was good for him to win being the individual medalist and shooting the best score of the tournament. It’s been fun to see how he’s matured and kept himself poised and played well.”
Bailey Bonnet took sixth by shooting an 88. Jacob Belus shot a 93, Logan Johnson a 96, and Brock Grandsberry barely topped 100 at a score of 101.
For the Lady Broncs, Kayla Allen tied for ninth with her score of 107, and Madison Farr and Katie Beardslee, both of Sheridan, tied for 11th with scores of 109.
Martoglio said the teams were able to get outside for practice at Kendrick Golf Course on Thursday. Otherwise, the players have been practicing in indoor cages at the Powder Horn.
Over the next weeks, SHS golfers will try to spend more time on learning the feel of the game, Martoglio said. l
“A lot of shots must have a certain touch and feel, so we’re just looking forward to having that opportunity to get outside and play,” Martoglio said.
SHS boys and girls golf teams head to Buffalo next Friday.