A Tough Ending for Laramie at the State Golf Championships
The 4A Wyoming State Golf Championships were a struggle for the Laramie High School, as both teams finished in tenth place.
Head coach Kurk Aegerter admitted the conditions made it a big challenge.
“When you wear more clothing than you need; that you could swing with, but everybody had to play in that. We struggled, both boys and girls. There aren’t any excuses other than it was difficult.”
Laramie didn’t have an individual player finish among the top ten at Rolling Green Country Club in Green River.
Senior Amanda Warren was the top performer. She came in 13th place after a two-day total of 188. Junior Colby Clay led the Plainsmen, as he carded a 166 and finished in 19th.
As a team the Lady Plainsmen fired a 659, but came in at the bottom of the team standings. The Plainsmen recorded a 728 total and were ahead of only the host team, Green River.
Aegerter added after the tournament, “We talked about how could we build from it. What are we going to do to get better, so this doesn’t happen?” Aegerter referred to learning and improving from this experience.
Riverton won the boys team title by four strokes over Kelly Walsh. The girls’ title was won by Kelly Walsh, who posted a five stroke win over Sheridan.
Easton Paxton of Riverton won his fourth consecutive 4A boy’s crown, while Natrona’s Kynsie Valdez was the girls’ medalist by one stroke.