Perdue Finishes Runner-up at State Golf
Senior Jacquie Perdue came in second place at the 4A State Golf Championships and helped the Lady Plainsmen bring home a team trophy.
Perdue shot a two-day total of 160 at the Powder Horn Golf Club outside Sheridan. In the process, she earned her third All-State honor from the Wyoming Coaches Association with another top 10 showing at the state championships.
Head golf coach Kurk Aegerter said, "It was an incredible finish for Jacquie... It was fun for her to prove to herself to work that hard and reward yourself is wonderful."
He said to shoot a 160 she didn't make a lot of the mental mistakes that other girls made.
Laramie came in third place as a team with score of 550. Sheridan won the 4A girls crown at 501 with Natrona in second place at 508.
Aegerter said it came down to perseverance.
"The course was tough; I mean it was really difficult for all the schools. For the first day, we were in third, and we were able to keep that lead."
Junior Amanda Warren tied for 15th place with a two-round total of 188. Senior Ali Stark came in 23rd place after a 202 total. Fellow senior Sienna Trujillo carded a 221 and tied for 31st.
Senior Ryan Bellflower led the Plainsmen with a two-round total of 152. He finished in sixth place and earned his first All-State honor.
As a team, the Laramie Plainsmen came in seventh place after a 673 total over the 36 holes at the Powder Horn Golf Club. Riverton won the team trophy with a score of 597. Central came in second at 633 followed by Kelly Walsh in third place at 645. The Trojans earned third in a playoff.
Aegerter said with his guy's squad, "There was a certain panic that I haven't seen in a team... As we always say, state is a different beast, and it reared its ugly head."
Junior Grant Wrhel ended up in a tie for 19th after a 165. Senior Eli Bryant fired a two-round total of 170 to tie for 29th. Sophomore's Colby Clay and Henry Yost came in 47th and 48th, respectively. Clay shot a 186, while Yost carded a 195.
The fall high school golf season has concluded. Action on the links resumes next spring.