Laramie Plays at Green River for State Golf
The first fall sport state championship is here. Friday and Saturday in Green River, the 4A State Golf Championships will be at the Rolling Green Country Club.
There will be 36 holes played over the two days with tee times starting at 9:30 a.m. each day. Par is 71 and the course will be playing at nearly 6,900 yards.
Laramie High School Assistant Golf Coach Logan Spence says they’ll have a plan in place after Thursday’s practice round.
“It’s not a long course. It’s not a course where you need to take driver on and bang driver around all the time. It’s a course where you need to have the ball in the fairway; keep yourself in good position, so you can eliminate mistakes.”
Spence said it’s about playing smart golf instead of costing yourself shots.
The Lady Plainsmen are led by senior Amanda Warren. She’s joined by teammates Kenzie Yeend, Paige Stibitz, Emily Cattles and Maddie Winder. The Plainsmen that will be teeing it up are Colby Clay, Nathan Salmans, Henry Yost, Ryan Levene and Bradley Clark.
The Lady Plainsmen finished third as a team one year ago. Warren tied for 15th place last year.
Warren said, “My goal is to just play smart golf; not try to do anything crazy or stupid.”
On the boy’s side, the Plainsmen came in seventh. None of this year’s players finished in the top 25 in 2015.
The Riverton boys and the Sheridan girls are defending team champions from a year ago. Riverton’s Easton Paxton will be vying for his fourth straight 4A individual title, while there will be a new girl’s individual champion.