SHERIDAN — The Big Horn golf teams sat in second place Friday in Lusk after one day at their final tournament before state.
Tongue River shot a 421, with Wyatt Main’s 85 leaving him in seventh place, while Big Horn’s Jack Roberts shot a personal best 84 for fifth place.
For the Lady Rams, Kaleigh Anderson shot a 102, Jamie Kitterman a 103 and Taylor Nance a 110, putting them in fourth, fifth and eighth place respectively. The team’s 315 trailed Lusk’s 293. While Lusk has led the girls scores throughout the fall season, the Lady Rams have hung around third-place all year, and head coach Mila Stender was pleased with her team’s first day.
“The girls improved 19-20 strokes average wise, and the boys did too,” she said. “As a team we had awesome days today. It was really fun to look at that.”
The Rams are in second with a one-day 361, behind Wright’s 333. Brody Bard and Nick McAdoo shot 91s and are tied for eighth place, while Matt Hansen and Ty LaMeres shot 95 and 97 respectively.
“Hopefully we can keep improving for the next week and a half,” Stender said. The teams head to for the state tournament next weekend in Sundance.
Tongue River head coach Pete Kilbride said that the bright spot for their team came from their lone girl golfer, Kylee Knobloch, who shot a personal best 108.
“I couldn’t be happier for her,” he said.
The Eagles were held up by Wyatt Schumacher, 92, Casey Caywood, 99, Brock Donston, 145, and Riley Jones, 150.