Rayce Kindschuh of the Rangers golf team (COURTESY PHOTO / Nancy Bannister)
On Aug. 31 and Sept. 1, the Kemmerer Rangers traveled to the White Mountain Golf Course in Rock Springs for the Rock Springs Invite.
Thirteen teams from across Wyoming participated in this event.
Almost 100 boys and girls played the White Mountain Golf Course, which is of the best and most challenging courses in Wyoming.
4A Kelly Walsh won the team title with 600 points.
Second place went to Cheyenne East and Casper Natrona claimed third place.
The Kemmerer Rangers finished ninth out of the thirteen teams that competed in the event.
The Rangers were the only 2A team at the meet, and they defeated two 4A teams and one 3A team from southwest Wyoming.
The Rangers total score of 766 was a good number for this year’s team on this extremely challenging course, according to coach Zem Hopkins.
The Rangers were led by Ty Hysell at 97-85 - 182. Next was sophomore Ben Wergin at 96-90 - 186. Junior Rayce Kindschuh fired 95-94 - 189. Senior Brandon Banister was next with 112-97 - 209.
Rounding out the team was Sophomore Shawn Crank with his first start at the Rock Springs course, shooting 114-119 - 233.
“This was another great team effort by the boys to improve on the second day, and they did by forty-four strokes,” Coach Hopkins said. “I saw great efforts by all the boys to improve the second day and the team’s score reflected that.
“The top four boys all improved the second day from the first. This is what we have been working toward all year. This type of play by the team will make us ready for the state meet and give us a real chance to bring home a championship.”
This week the Rangers will host a local event on Thursday with Rock Springs and Evanston.
On Friday, the team will travel to Green River for the second day of the meet.
The state golf meet is the following week.