Ranger golf competes at spring championships

Left: Ranger golfers Ben Wergin, Rayce Kindschuh and Ty Hysell earned All-Conference honors at Saturday’s spring championships in Wright. Right: Lady Ranger golfers Kinzee Painter and Linnea Ryrman earned All-Conference this spring season. Ryrman was the girls’ conference champion. (COURTESY PHOTOS / Zem Hopkins)

Last weekend, the Ranger boys’ and girls’ golf teams competed in the Spring Championships in Wright at the Haycreek Golf Course. This is the meet in which all 2A teams compete for overall spring champions and conference championships.

The weather was typical spring golf weather, with rain and wind on Friday and drizzling rain and cold weather on Saturday. Seventy-five golfers played under these challenging conditions over the two days.

Moorcroft won the overall team boys’ event with a total of 736. Second place went to the reigning 2A state champion Lovell with a 751 total.

The Kemmerer Rangers earned third place with 789. Fourth was Sundance, with 812. Fifth was Tongue River with 824, sixth was Lusk and seventh went to host Wright with 856. Three other boys’ teams competed but did not field full teams.

The Ranger boys were led by junior Rayce Kindschuh with a career-best round of 99-82=181 to tie for sixth place overall. Next was sophomore Ben Wergin with another career best 96-87=183, which placed Ben ninth overall. In his final meet as a Ranger, senior Ty Hysell came in with a 92-102=194. Rounding out the team scoring for the Rangers was Shawn Crank with 115-118=233 and Michael Clarke with 117-116=233.

The Kemmerer boys spring golf team: Michael Clarke, Ben Wergin, Rayce Kindschuh, Ty Hysell and Shawn Crank. (COURTESY PHOTO / Zem Hopkins)

Lovell won the Cowboy Conference and Kemmerer placed second in the conference. Rayce Kindschuh, Ben Wergin and Ty Hysell earned All-Conference.

The girls’ championship was won by Sundance with 653. Next was Wright with 684. Third went to Tongue River with 706, followed by Lusk with 738. The Lady Rangers placed fifth with 756. Following the Rangers were Upton and Moorcroft.

The Ranger girls were led by Linnea Ryrman, the exchange student from Sweden, with a very fine 103-103=206 total to finish third overall. Next for the Lady Rangers was freshman Kinzee Painter with 132-127=259. Following was Catherine Rily 150-156=306. Charity Chamberlain did not receive a score on the second day due to a score card issue, but she did have a good first day with a score of 134.

The Cowboy Conference girls team was won by Lusk over Kemmerer. Linnea Ryrman was the girls Conference champion, and Kinzee Painter was all-conference with a fifth-place finish in the conference.

Part of the Kemmerer Lady Ranger spring golf team: Kinzee Painter, Charity Chamberlain, Catherine Rily and Linnea Ryrman. (COURTESY PHOTO / Zem Hopkins)

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