The shortest season of all high school sports came to a successful close over the weekend. After six weeks of tournaments, the Campbell County and Thunder Basin high school boys and girls teams hit the greens for the final time at the state tournament in Jackson.
After the final putts were carded, the hometown golfers fared well against the best in the sport. The TBHS boys squad captured fourth place in 4A, while the CCHS boys’ team and the Thunder Basin girls finished fifth in their respective divisions.
The Bolts had both the boys and girls competing as teams with full rosters. The TBHS boys had the highest placing among all local teams as they finished fourth out of nine teams in the final standings. The Thunder Basin girls captured fifth overall.
The Thunder Basin boys were led by Brodie Williams. He was among the overall leaders as he finished 10th individually with a two-day score of 167 (rounds of 81 and 86).
The Bolts also got a boost from Leigton Holden who shot a 170 (86 and 84). Deegan Williams was third on the team as he shot a 174 (92 and 82), while Carter Parker (86 and 97) and Ethan Shelledy (90 and 93) both carded final scores of 183.
The girls’ team was led by Darby Barstad. The senior sizzled with rounds of 85 and 83 for a two-day score of 168 to finish fifth overall. She was just six strokes off the pace of state champion Hailey Kalus of Kelly Walsh at 162.
Next in for the Bolts was Kendall Gemar who tallied rounds of 101 and 103 for a state score of 204. TBHS’ Alyssa Harcharik (103 and 109) and Hailey Westbrook (118 and 94) each putted total scores of 212. Emily Fox (148 and 96) rounded out the team finishes with a 254.
Williams and Barstad were both named All-State for their performance in finishing in the top 10 at state.
The CCHS boys captured fifth place overall. The girls did not have enough to compete as a team but did have an individual performer.
The Camels’ run was led by Shay Leupold who fired rounds of 82 and 84 for a county-best score of 166. Teammate Brant Morrison was tied for 10th overall and was second on the team with rounds of 80 and 87 for a state total of 167.
Camel standout Peyton Wasson shot rounds of 84 and 83 and also tied for 10th with a final score of 167. CCHS’ Jackson Evans and Dawson Reed finished identically for the tournament as they had daily totals of 99 and 96 for a 195 total.
On the girls’ side of the state card, Campbell County was represented by Myah Hammerquist. The junior linkster was just seven spots outside of the top 10 as she putted a 104 and a staller round of 95 in the finale for a tournament score of 199.
4A boys team standings
- Jackson 332-333=665
- Kelly Walsh 330-339=669
- Sheridan 332-338=670
- Thunder Basin 343-345=688
- Campbell County 345-350=695
- Cheyenne Central 341-356=700
- Laramie 352-360=712
- Rock Springs 343-381=724
- Cheyenne East 364-361-725
4A girls team standings
- Sheridan 245-244=489
- Kelly Walsh 266-252=518
- Cheyenne Central 271-289=560
- Natrona County 276-287=583
- Thunder Basin 289-280=569
- Evanston 297-296=593
- Laramie 300-339=639
- Cheyenne East 333-371=704