Lovell High School’s golf team played in two tournaments this weekend, ending with a sweeping win at the tournament held on their home course on Saturday.
A slim team of four traveled on Friday to compete against numerous teams in Thermopolis.
Chase Tippetts had a great day, placing ninth against what his coach Devon Parks described as a “highly competitive field.” Tippetts shot 45-43=88 that day.
Brandon Wolvington had an “off” day, said Parks. “He struggled most of the day and just doesn’t do well on that particular course for some reason.” Wolvington shot 50-50=100, which Parks said is a high number for his ability level.
Parks thought CJ Murphey shot well at 45-47= 92.
“This is good for him and I’m excited to see his scores begin to come down,” said Parks.
McKay Baxendale shot 54-65=114, which Parks said was pretty average for him.
More members were able to participate in the home tournament that the Lovell team hosted at Foster Gulch golf course on Saturday, and the team proved home course advantage with a first-place team win. Their score was 357. Moorcroft placed second with 372, Kemmerer third with 381. Powell and Cody didn’t bring full teams, but Powell still managed to place fourth with a team score of 386. Big Horn tied for fifth with 410 and Worland was next with a score of 474.
“I think it gave us a good look at some of the 2A teams that we will be up against at regionals in a few weeks,” said Parks.
Wolvington bounced back with 42-42=82, placing fourth.
“I’m really proud of him for overcoming a bad day before and stepping up at our home meet,” said Parks.
Tippetts took sixth place with 43-44=87 and Murphey took eighth with 46-44=90.
Cody King had an “off” day, shooting 53-43=96, which Parks said is high for him.
“Cody had an off day but I’m confident he’ll bounce back and do well for us later,” said Parks.
Jordan Frost took fourth among the girls with 52-47=99.
“I’m really proud of how well she did against the 2A girls and I expect her to do well at the 2A Regionals,” said Parks.
The only other girl on the team, Cassie Colvin, shot 74-73=147.
The team will travel to Powell on Friday and to Buffalo on Saturday to compete against some of the best players in the state. The 2A Regional Tournament is slated for May 9-10.
By Patti Carpenter