SHERIDAN — The Tongue River boys golf team finished third in a tournament in Upton Friday.
Coach Pete Kilbride said the hot weather and course conditions made for a tough day of play.
“The course was in good shape, but it punished those that veered off the fairway,” Kilbride said. “The rough was long and made it a challenge for those that found themselves off the fairway.”
Wyatt Main shot a 77 and took third place. Eagles Wyatt Schumacher shot a 99, Casey Caywood a 91, Dylan Patterson a 96, Dylan Good 135 and Riley Jones a 159.
“He’s been consistent for us this season and continues to play well,” Kilbride said of Main.
Taylor Worman of Wright and Denton Shaw of Lusk tied for first with a 75. Wright won the boys team title with a score of 335, followed by Sundance-Hulett with a 348 and Tongue River with a 363. Big Horn rounded out the team scores with a fourth place finish at 374.
“We found out today what it would take to compete in the state tournament,” Kilbride said. “It’s going to take scoring in the low to mid-80s across the board to have a chance.”
The Eagles will get a chance to play a full 36 holes next weekend in Wright.
Big Horn finishes fourth at Upton
From staff reports
SHERIDAN — The Big Horn golf team finished fourth in the Upton golf tournament Friday with a score of 374.
Nick McAdoo finished in eighth place with an 88, while teammate Jack Roberts had his best round at 90 strokes. Matt Hansen finished with a 97. Brody Bard scored a 99, Kevin Coffman came in at 119 and Ty LaMeres had a 105.
“I’m really happy with team and individual improvement,” coach Mila Stender said.
“The (boys) team improved their score by 15 and Matt and Jack were well below their averages today,” she added.
The Lady Rams took third in Upton with a score of 334, an improvement of 30 points as a team.“It made a big difference having Taylor Nance back,” Stender said. Nance finished in sixth place with a 114.
Kaleigh Anderson had a personal best, breaking into the 90s with a score of 99 and taking third place. Jamie Kitterman had a 121.
SHS golf takes fourth in Worland
SHERIDAN — The Broncs finished fourth out of 11 teams in Worland with a two-day score of 664.
The Broncs were beat out by Riverton (623), Lander (629) and Gillette (660).
“I thought we played better than we did last week,” coach Larry Martoglio said. “Last week we lost to Cody and we beat them by about 25 strokes this tournament.”
Cody finished in fifth place with a two-day score of 691, with Buffalo tailing them with a 718.
Easton Paxton of Riverton won the boys individual title at 140 strokes.
Sheridan’s Jack Mavrakis took third at 148. Broncs golfers Bailey Bonnet and Alex Williams shot 164 and 186 respectively over the two-day tournament.
“I saw some improvement this week and some of the golfers had personal bests in high school tournaments,” Martoglio said.
On the girls side, Gillette won the team title with a two-day 569. Buffalo finished second with 621 and Lander took third with 660. Only three of the 11 teams competing had enough golfers for a team score.
Martoglio said two of the freshmen girls played particularly well.
Victoria Owings took fourth place with a two-day 187 and Kayla Allen finished 11th with a 207.
“As freshmen they show a lot of promise,” he said.