TORRINGTON – The Torrington High School golf team hosted this weekend’s golf tournament featuring teams from around the area.
The Blazer boys finished second, while the girls’ team placed fourth.
“I was excited to see our kids continue to improve and really compete this week,” THS coach Jeff Halley said.
In the boys’ division, Torrington only finished five strokes back of Cheyenne Central. The Indians won the team title with a 668, while the Blazers were second with a 673. Laramie and Kelly Walsh were third and fourth, respectively.
“The boys team nearly upset Central and had the best second day score overall,” Halley said.
Gage Gibson paced the team, individually with rounds of 78 and 81 for a 159. It was good enough for second place, only four shots behind the tournament winner.
Braeden Reid finished eighth with rounds of 82 and 87 for a 169, while Caleb Kelly was 12th with 88 and 84. Alex Waring was tied 19th with a 181 and rounds of 88 and 93. Mason Wilkes also fired a 181 with rounds of 96 and 85.
“It was good to see Braeden and Caleb both able to put up three good scores this week,” Halley said. “It was also nice for Mason to break that 90 barrier.”
In the girls’ division, the Lady Blazers finished fourth with a 663. Natrona County won the team title with a 613, while Wheatland was second with a 622. Laramie was third with 659.
Kayleigh Waymire led the Lady Blazers with rounds of 109 and 104 for a 213 to finish eighth. Madyson Banister was ninth with a 216 following rounds of 102 and 114. Kaylee Pittman shot a pair of 117s to finish 14th with a 234. Madison Gibson finished 17th with a 238, shooting 117 and 121.
“Our ladies continued to keep lowering scores and nice to get a couple in the top 10,” Halley said.
In the junior varsity ranks, Ayden Schimic led the Blazers with rounds of 93 and 96 for a 189. Preston Telford shot a 191 with rounds of 96 and 95, while Dawson Mullock had rounds of 114 and 110 for a 214. Drew Boche shot a 273.
Torrington is back in action in Buffalo on Thursday and Friday, Sept. 1-2.