Kemmerer golfers compete in Evanston Invitational

Kemmerer golf coach Zem Hopkins instructs members of his team during the Evanston Invitational on Friday, Aug. 23. (UINTA COUNTY HERALD/Mark Madia)

This past week, the Rangers golf team traveled to Evanston for the 2019 Evanston Invitational. Seven teams from western Wyoming played the Purple Sage Golf Course under ideal conditions.

The team title was won by the 3A Star Valley team, with a 681 total. Second went to the Evanston Red Devils at 701. Third was Jackson at 744. Next was Pinedale, shooting a 750. Fifth was Lyman at 780. Kemmerer shot 789 to finish sixth, and rounding out the team scoring was Rock Springs at 812.

Leading the Rangers was Blake Wood, who shot rounds of 91 and 93 for a 184 total, earning 11th place. Next was Ben Wergin at 91 and 96 for a total of 187. Senior Shawn Crank was next for the Rangers. He shot two rounds of 106 to finish at 212. Michael Clarke fired a 105 round followed by 113 for a 218 finish. Sophomore Nolin Antillia shot rounds of 127 and 101 in his first varsity event. 

Three boys played in the junior varsity portion of the meet. Trenton Skidmore shot 229. Next was Easton Countryman at 240. Freshman Tate Pollard in his first tournament shot a 262.

“The boys did not have a good meet at all,” coach Zem Hopkins said. “We did not play well the first day and did not improve the next day. These are things we need to do as a team. I am hoping that the coming week will see an improvement. We travel to Rock Spring to play another challenging course.”


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