The 2020 fall golf season began last Friday, Aug. 14, with the first meet of the season. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, nine-hole courses have been limited for social distancing. This year 40 players assembled at the Kemmerer Golf Course for the first tournament of the season. The tournament did not start on time due to a “Bull Delay’ — cows were on the course. After they were removed, play began without further concerns.
The team title went to 4A Evanston with a total of 366. Second was Star Valley at 376. Third went to Kemmerer with a 379. Lyman was next at 417. Rounding out the scoring was Pinedale at 480.
The Rangers were led by Blake Wood with a score of 88. Next was Nolin Antilla with a 92. Sophomore Tate Pollard shot a 97. Freshman Carter Wood, playing in his first meet, shot a 102. Rounding out the varsity scoring was Connor Dietrich at 105. One player was in the junior varsity portion of the meet — Wade Hendrickson shot a 91.
The season will continue this week with a junior varsity meet in Pinedale on Tuesday and a varsity meet in Star Valley next Thursday and Friday. Meets this year will involve a lot of bus time because of the COVID-19 restrictions on overnight stays. The golfers will be playing mostly in local events and stay in southwest Wyoming. The 2A Wyoming State Golf Meet is in Kemmerer in mid-September.