The Tigers traveled to The Golf Club at Devils Tower on Tuesday to play one of the most spectacular and difficult golf courses in the state. While not scoring as well overall as the past they certainly enjoyed the quality of the golf course. Dylan Miller continued his solid play with a 92 and a second place overall. Cole Hart was right behind him tying for 3rd with a 94. Micah Shaner slid off his usual 100 score and came in with a 113 which was still good for 10th place overall. Then the level of difficulty got to the Tigers and Tanner Carpenter turned in a 126, Caleb Kremers with a 126, Kade Clark with a 130 and Ben Eiden with a 132. Casey Kremers and Dalton Larson participated in the scramble portion of the tournament with Dalton’s team winning that division. The team score was still good for a 2nd overall.
The girls seemed to be affected by the scenery right away and added to their strokes. Mackenzie Lyons led the girls again with a 119. This placed fourth in the girls division but not near as well as she has been playing. Makayla Waldock came close to her average with a 124, Makena Engelker scored a 135, and Jozalyn Potter had a 161. As inexperienced as the Lady Tigers are, they still keep their goal of a trophy at the state meet in front of them.
On Friday the Tigers traveled to Wright for a tournament that featured all of the teams from the State Tournament minus Lovell and Kemmerrer. Dylan Miller fired a 93, good for 4th place overall and Cole Hart shot a 95 which was good for 6th place. Micah Shaner was back on track with a 102 and Caleb Kremers shot his best round of his career with a 109. Tanner Carpenter had a rough time with the wind and smoke and shot a 124 and Ben Eiden had a nice round of 116. Kade Clark and Dalton Larson participated in the scramble portion of the tournament again. Winning the Tournament was the Tongue River team with a 395 and the Tigers score of 399 was good for second place. The top five teams all placed within 40 strokes of each other. It should make for an exciting State Tournament in two weeks.
The girls scores were once again not as good as they had been playing as they must be saving them for the State Tournament. Mackenzie Lyons bounced back from her 119 on Tuesday to a 111 on Friday and another 4th place overall. Makayla Waldock shot a 136, Makena Engelker posted a 142 and Joz Potter hit it 162 times. The girls finished just 5 strokes out of 3rd place which should really motivate them for the last two weeks of the season.
This week is the Lusk Invitational on Friday and Saturday at the Lusk Municipal Golf Course.