SHERIDAN — Kelly Walsh took both the boys and girls spring golf titles at the SHS-hosted conference golf tournament, wrapping up Tuesday at the Powder Horn.
A young Sheridan golf team saw individual improvement across the board from Monday to Tuesday, and head coach Larry Martoglio was pleased as they enter more two-day fall tournaments.
“Yesterday was a good day, they all played better, they improved,” he said. “We’d like to finish a little higher for both the boys and girls, but as far as individually they all had a one-day, good round.
“People who were all-conference had two good days.”
Sheridan sophomore Jack Mavrakis took his first all-conference award after shooting 76-77—153. Hillary Lindell, a senior, completed her prep golf career with her second all-conference performance, carding 93-94—187. The top 10 finishers received the all-conference honor.
The girls’ field was competitive Tuesday on the final day as Amanda Hinchey of Kelly Walsh and Haley Shackleford of Gillette each shot impressive one-over-par 73s, improving on their first round 80s. Hinchey won a playoff between the two for the title.
On the boys side, round one leader Quintin Pope of Cheyenne East won a playoff over Austin Hinchey of Kelly Walsh. Hinchey shot a one-under 71 Tuesday to tie Pope’s two-day score after Pope carded an even-par 72 Monday.
Lady Bronc freshman Katie Beardslee completed her second day of personal bests. After hitting a 101 Monday, she finished with a 98 Tuesday. Madison Farr, a junior for SHS, closed at 102-104—206.
“The girls’ scores, at the top and for us, were all very impressive,” Martoglio said.”
The Broncs two-day 684 was seventh overall behind Ben Wollenzien, 89-80—169; Bailey Bonnet, 86-94—180; and Forrest DeBolt, 109-84—193.
Kelly Walsh, 614, was nine strokes ahead of Cheyenne East, 625, for the boys title. They were 17 strokes, shooting a two-day 501, on top of Natrona’s 518 in the girls team scores.
“That was our young guys’ first experience in playing two day tournaments, and hopefully we can build on those for the fall when they are all two-day tournaments,” Martoglio said.
“We’d like the Powder Horn for allowing us to play on such a high quality golf facility,” he added.
The Powder Horn accommodated for 91 golfers at the two-day event that saw temps in the 80s on both days.
Boys Top 10 individual (all-conference)
1T. Quintin Pope East 72-75—145,
1T. Austin Hinchey KW 74-71—145 (Pope wins playoff)
3. John Murdock IV, Laramie 74-72—146
4. Michael Bergquist, Cheyenne Central 76-73—149
5. Danny Davis, Gillette 79-71—150
6. Robbie Harding, Laramie 73-79—152
7T. Jack Mavrakis, Sheridan 76-77—153
7T. Corbin Hill, KW 74-79—153
9. Drew Petrie, KW 78-78—156
10. Stephen Grandpre, Cheyenne East 82-77—159
1. Kelly Walsh 614
2. Cheyenne East 625
3. Laramie 628
4. Gillette 638
5. Cheyenne Central 642
6. Natrona 673
7. Sheridan 684
8. South 763
Girls Top 10 individual (all-conference)
1T. Amanda Hinchey Kelly Walsh/Haley Shackleford, Gillette 80-73—153 (Hinchey wins playoff)
3. Erin Ellis, Natrona 79-80—159
4. Ashley Pearson, Gillette 81-83—164
5. Caitlyn Skavdahl, Natrona 82-83—165
6. Bailee Watt, KW 86-83—169
7. Jackuie Perdue, Laramie 84-91—175
8. Hillary Lindell, Sheridan 93-90—183
8. Peyton Grandpre, Cheyenne East 94-89—183
10. Taylor Popilek, KW 94-90—184
1. Kelly Walsh 501
2. Natrona 518
3. Gillette 522
4. Cheyenne East 574
5. Sheridan 588
Cheyenne Central no team score
Laramie no team score
South no team score