Six Champions Crowned at Wyoming State Golf Tournaments
The high school golf season concluded with some repeats performances and a few new winners Saturday at three venues in Wyoming.
Class 2A (at Niobrara Country Club in Lusk)
The Sundance girls won the school's first-ever golf team championship. They finished 21 shots in front of Tongue River. Sundance freshman Sheridan Schubarth fired a two-day total of 199 and won by 13 strokes.
On the boys' side, Thermopolis sophomore Hardy Johnson won his second straight title with a two-day total of 144 or even-par. He finished 20 strokes in front of the rest of the field. Johnson helped the Bobcats repeat as boys team champions, as well. Thermopolis posted a 35-shot victory. It's the Bobcats fourth team title in the last six years.
Class 3A (at Valley View Golf Course in Afton)
The Riverton ladies won the school's first-ever girls state golf championship with a 21-stroke victory in Afton. In the boys' division, the Lander Valley Tigers cruised to their third straight title with a 22-shot win.
Lander also had both individual winners.
After a runner-up finish in 2018, Lander senior Rachel Stoinski cruised to medalist honors with a 25-shot win in the girls' field. For the boys, junior Jaren Calkins came from behind on the second day for a three-shot victory over the defending champion.
Class 4A (at Bell Nob Golf Club in Gillette)
Two dominant team performances were turned in for Class 4A. Both schools won by 27-shot margins. The Thunder Basin girls captured the school's first-ever golf state championship. The Kelly Walsh boys continued their mastery of Class 4A with a third consecutive title.
Individually, Thunder Basin junior Maria Farnum finished atop the girls' field by eight strokes. Kelly Walsh senior Taj Sutherland posted a six-shot victory.