On Friday, April 27, the Fossil Island Golf Course was the host of the 2018 Kemmerer Spring Invite. Eight teams from western Wyoming comprised of more than 70 boys and girls played under perfect conditions. The course was in early spring condition, and it was very tough for all the teams.
First prize in the boys’ team event went to Evanston, followed by Star Valley. Third was Jackson. Kemmerer was fourth, followed by Green River and Lyman.
Ben Wergin prepares for his turn at the Kemmerer golf tournament on April 27. Wergin led the Ranger boys with an impressive score of 89. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)
The Rangers were led by Ben Wergin with a score of 89. Next was senior Ty Hysell at 90. Rayce Kindschuh came in with a 97. The Crank brothers — Brandon and Shawn — rounded out the varsity scoring with 116. The remainder of boys participated in the J.V. portion of the meet.
Leading the J.V. group was Caysen Smith at 110. Next was Michael Clarke at 115. Sophomore Easton Countryman continued to improve with a 123. Rounding out the team scoring was Trenton Skidmore in his first event of the season with a 139.
Rayce Kindschuh takes a shot at the Kemmerer Spring Golf Invite on April 27 at Fossil Island Golf Course. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)
The girls’ team event was won by Rock Springs. Next was Evanston, followed by Star Valley. The Ranger girls finished fourth with 352.
The Kemmerer Ranger golf girls were led by Linnea Ryman with a 110. Next for the Lady Rangers, with her career-best round, was Aspen Pollard. Charity Chamberlain shot a 123, followed by Jenna Krell at 127. Rounding out the team scoring was Catherine Rily at 130. Kinzee Painter competed for a portion of the meet until she had to withdraw for an outside event.
Charity Chamberlain putts at the Kemmerer golf tournament at Fossil Island Golf Course on Friday, April 27. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)
This was a great meet for the Rangers — everyone that could play played. The weather was great. The course was set up tough and the greens were fast for this time of the year.
We did not adapt well to the faster greens, but it was a very fair test. I was pleased with both teams’ efforts. We saw some very good scores this early. We are looking forward to this week’s tournament at Star Valley. This is a course that we play very well. We hope the weather will cooperate.
Ty Hysell at the Kemmerer golf tournament at Fossil Island Golf Course on Friday, April 27. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)
Kemmerer sophomore Trenton Skidmore follows through on his swing at the Kemmerer golf tournament at Fossil Island Golf Course on April 27. (GAZETTE PHOTO / Theresa Davis)