Gibson finishes fifth at state golf

BUFFALO – Torrington High School senior golfer Gage Gibson capped off his high school golf career with a fifth-place finish at the state tournament in Buffalo over the weekend.

Gibson shot a 75 during Friday’s first round and found himself second in the state, 10 strokes back of eventual state champion Parker Paxton of Riverton.

On day two, Gibson fired an 84 but managed to stay in the top five, to finish tied for fifth with a two-day total of 159.

“Gage Gibson had a great weekend,” coach Jeff Halley said. “He shot one of his personal bests on Friday and was in second after the first day. Then shot a good score on day two to remain fifth.”

Mason Wilkes finished the weekend with rounds of 92 and 95 to place 36th with a 187.

“Mason Wilkes also had one of his better weekends to finish 36th,” Halley said. “The rest of our team was up and down on a difficult Buffalo course but gained some great experience.”

Braeden Reid finished 49th with a 195, while teammate Alex Waring was three shots back with a 198 to finish 52nd. Caleb Kelly finished state with a 201 to place 56th.

As a team, the Blazers finished 10th with 736. Riverton won the team title with 638, while Evanston was second with 661. Worland and Lovell tied for third with 690.

In the girls’ division, Kayleigh Waymire led the Lady Blazers with rounds of 123 and 113 to finish 31st, while Madyson Banister shot 121 and 116 to place 32nd. Kaylee Pittman finished the weekend 43rd with a 255, while Madison Gibson was 44th with a 281.

The Lady Blazers finished ninth with 728. Wheatland won the team title for the second year in a row with a 552, while Evanston was second with 577. Lovell was third with 615.

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