Golf briefs: Mavrakis ties for first, SHS finishes second at Gillette
Date posted: September 6, 2013
SHERIDAN — Sheridan’s Jack Mavrakis and Gillette’s Danny Davis fought for the top spot on the leaderboard in a two-day tournament in Gillette with Mavrakis scoring 75 Thursday and 76 Friday, and Davis doing the flip-flop of that with a 76 Thursday and a 75 Friday.
Tied for first at the end of the day Friday, the two golfers met in a one-hole playoff. Davis birdied and Mavrakis parred, giving Davis the win by one point.
“It was especially good because Danny was on his home course,” assistant coach Jim Friessen said. “For Jack to play with Danny on his home course and tie him is pretty great.”
Mavrakis shot a 41 on the front nine Friday and battled back with a 35 on the back nine, Friessen said.
Alex Williams scored an 84 for seventh, and Bailey Bonnet took ninth with an 88.
Logan Johnson came in with a 93, Brock Gransberry shot the best round he’s ever shot in a high school tournament with a 94, and Jacob Belus swung strong for a 103.
At the end of the tournament, Gillette took first on their home course with a 658, but SHS wasn’t far behind for second with a team score of 691. There were four teams total.
For the girls, Victoria Owings had her first high school tournament victory in Gillette. She was the winner with her score of 97 Friday. Kayla Allen took third with her score of 108.
TR golf struggles with injuries
SHERIDAN — Up against injuries, the Tongue River Eagles boys golf team had a tough time scoring in Wright Friday. The team scored a 428 for the day. The Wright Panthers topped the team scoreboard with a 333.
“Due to injuries, our team score really took a hit,” coach Pete Kilbride said.
Casey Caywood led the way for the team with a 97, playing with two golfers out due to the injuries. Caywood played bogey golf on the front nine and found his score up and down on the back nine.
Wyatt Schumacher shot a 99, Dylan Patterson a 101, Dylan Good a 131 and Riley Jones a 171.
As a first year golfer, Dylan Good stepped up to play at the varsity level this weekend with Wyatt Main and Brock Donston out with injuries, Kilbride said.
Patterson continues to hover around the 100 mark, but Kilbride thinks he’ll be shooting in the low to mid-90s by state.
“Tomorrow, everyone will have to play more consistently,” Kilbride said. “We have to keep the ball in play and avoid penalty strokes.”
Big Horn Rams hover in 80s and 90s
SHERIDAN — Head coach Mila Stender was pleased with her squad’s continued improvement as the Big Horn Rams hovered in the 80s and 90s Friday.
Ram Nick McAdoo led the team with an 88, and Jack Roberts and Brody Bard were close behind with and 89 and 90, respectively.
Ty LaMeres swung for 95, and Matt Hansen was right behind with a 96 to round out the team score of 362.
Taylor Nance shot a 105, Jamie Kitterman a 109 and Madi Pehringer a 126, leaving the Lady Rams in second place behind Lusk.