The Lovell High School golf team played well at the Worland Invitational Thursday-Friday as senior Lane Hoover shot an 85 both days for a total of 170 to place fifth at the meet.
“To see Lane place in the top 10 was extremely gratifying and I know that has been one of his goals,” coach Craig Lundberg said.
Junior Kyle Wolvington shot a 96 the first day but improved on the second day by shooting an 89 to finish the tournament strong with a 185.
“Kyle narrowly missed the top 10 and finished in 11th place,” Lundberg said. “Both of them put together solid rounds on both days.”
Sophomore Zach Abraham shot a 132 the first day and shaved eight strokes off his score with a 124 the second for a two-day total of 256. Freshman Carson Wagner was two strokes behind him as he shot a 258 for the tournament.
“I was also pleased with the rest of the team and their determination to get better,” Lundberg said. “I know Zach was not pleased with his first round and came back the second day to finish where he was more comfortable, and Carson Wagner was able to do the same.”
Freshman Kirk Thomas shot a 154 the first day but showed great improvement in his second day by shaving 15 strokes off his first round for a 139 to wrap up the tournament with a 293.
“Kirk had a pretty rough first day but came back the second day and played much better,” Lundberg said.
In the junior varsity division, sophomore J.R. Dickson shot a two-day total of 311.
“J.R. is still gaining confidence,” Lundberg said. “He shot just about the same score from day one to day two. When he gets some confidence he will start to see his scores drop.”
The Bulldogs were scheduled to participate in Lusk this weekend, but they will instead participate in a dual meet with Kemmerer starting today (Thursday) at noon and continuing Friday, also at noon.
“I am hoping the weather will be decent for us and we will be able to get a nice tune-up before state golf,” Lundberg said.
The Class 2A State Golf Tournament is scheduled to take place Friday and Saturday, Sept. 23-24, in Gillette, hosted by Moorcroft.
By Sam Smith