Knobloch wins first tournament; teams place well

SHERIDAN — Tongue River High School’s Kylee Knobloch won Friday’s tournament at Kendrick Golf Course with a personal best, shooting a 94.

“This is Kylee’s first time breaking 100,” Tongue River golf coach Pete Kilbride said. “She did an awesome job. It’s great to see her win and break a 100 at the same time.”

The temperatures made it a nice day, however the wind made the course challenging.

“I really emphasize to the team to club down when you’re facing the wind,” Kilbride said. “I teach them that if you normally hit 170 yards with your 7-iron, then in the wind move down to the 5-iron. Most kids automatically just think when they are 170 yards out to use the 7-iron instead of moving down to their 5-iron when facing the wind.”

The Sundance-Hulett boys team won the tournament with a 372.

Big Horn and Tongue River high schools both had two boys teams in the tournament. Team 1 for the Big Horn boys placed second with a 330 score. Team 1 for the Tongue River boys placed third with a score of 426. Upton girls team won with 349 points, and the Tongue River girls team placed third with 374 points.

Tongue River had two athletes place in the top 10 at the tournament. Dylan Patterson shot a 96, placing sixth. Brock Donston placed 10th with a 103. Grace Carr placed ninth on the girls’ side, shooting a 130.

This is the third tournament in a row that Patterson placed in the top 10 and the first time Donston did.

Big Horn’s Andy Quinn had a personal record, shooting a 100.

Jack Roberts placed second with an 85, only two points behind the winner, Jarrett Bush of Sundance.

“Jack Roberts has been doing great,” Big Horn golf coach Mila Stender said. “He has been staying in the low 80s, which is making him consistent.”

Big Horn had four players place in the top 10 on the boys’ side and two on the girls’ side.

Brody Bard tied for sixth with a 96. Nick McAdoo placed eighth, shooting a 99, and Quinn was right behind him a 100. Jamie Kitterman placed second with a 104 and Hanaeah Puckett placed sixth at 120.

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