THS golf team opens season in Wheatland


WHEATLAND – The Torrington golf teams opened the season with a pair of one-day tournaments in Wheatland on Thursday and Friday.

The Torrington boys scored second-place finishes both days, while the girls’ team didn’t record a team score.

The Blazers were led by Gage Gibson and Ryder Hackbarth, who placed in the top five individually.

Gibson shot a 91 to finish tied for second, while Hackbarth fired a 92 to finish fourth. Malachi Braddy shot a 96 to finish tied for sixth.

Alex Waring placed ninth with a round of 104, while Josh Stitt and Orion Medina shot a 105.

As a team, the Blazers shot a 383 to finish second. Douglas won the tournament with a 371. Wheatland was third with 429.

In the girl’s division, Sydney Eaton shot a 108 to finish fifth, while Lauren Orr shot a 157 in her Lady Blazer debut.

“Sydney got off to a good start,” THS coach Jeff Halley in an email. “As she improves this season, she could be in the mix at conference and state. We are glad that Lauren came out this season. She has never played before, and we are looking for that rapid improvement week after week.”

The second day, Gibson tied for the win with a round of 90 with Douglas’ Rees Starkey. Waring finished fourth with a round of 94. Hackbarth finished the day with a 99, while Stitt shot a 113.

“Gage will be battling with everyone’s No. 1’s all year, but we do have a group that can help round out our team this season,” Halley said. “Ryder has improved a lot. Alex is a nice addition to our team, and we look for Malachi, Orion and Josh to continue to improve to give us a solid fourth or fifth score.”

The Blazers finished the day with a 396 to place second. Douglas won the tournament with a 380, while Wheatland was third with 424. Rawlins didn’t record a team score.

The Torrington golf teams are back in action Thursday and Friday in Douglas.

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