AFTON – After coming close to earning All-State honors a year ago, Torrington senior Jade Reinhardt ended her golfing career as an All-Stater on Saturday in Afton at the Class 3A Wyoming State Golf Championships.
Reinhardt shot rounds of 98 and 96 to finish ninth with a total of 194, improving three spots from last year’s state tournament.
“I was excited for Jade this week,” THS coach Jeff Halley said. “For her to put it together and shoot one of her better rounds in really nasty conditions was awesome. We will definitely miss her efforts next year after two years of all conference and all state this year.”
Teams battled cold and wet conditions on Saturday to wrap up the season.
Jenna Kaufman ended the weekend with a 231, shooting rounds of 112 and 119 to finish 25th, while Sydney Eaton placed 29th with a 242.
“Jenna and Sydney battled, but I think the cold and rainy conditions wore them down,” Halley said.
As a team, the Lady Blazers finished seventh, shooting a 667. Riverton won the team title with a 579, while Lander Valley was second with a 610.
“We would’ve had to play our best of the year to have a shot at a trophy in the top three,” Halley said.
In the boys’ division, freshman Gage Gibson paced the boys with a 200 for the weekend, firing off rounds of 109 and 91 to finish 45th. Ryder Hackbarth finished with a 248 to place 62nd, while Josh Stitt was 64th with a 274.
“Our boys crew got some good experience,” Halley said. “It was nice to see Gage come back the second day and put up a decent score for him. We have a nice young crew of guys that will all be back a couple years. They will hopefully work hard and get better over the next few years and get us a competitive team battling at that higher level.”
With only three golfers, the Torrington boys didn’t record a team. Lander won the team title with a 601, while Worland was second with a 623.