Golf finishes productive year

   As a very young and inexperienced team, the Sheridan Bronc golfers had a successful season. “I was very happy with the team” said head coach Larry Martoglio who is a Wyoming Hall of Fame coach.

   The team played it’s best golf this year in Worland, where they finished fourth out of eleven, and as a team shot a 329. This high point of the year came in the second tournament and kept the team rolling through the season. Another highlight was the Gillette tournament. In Gillette, Jack Mavrakis tied for first and then lost in the playoff to Danny Davis. Also, freshman Victoria Owings took first in the Gillette tournament playing her best golf of the year.

   During the Sheridan tournament, there were 14 teams that participated, and it was the first time in nearly ten years that girls teams placed. The Lady Broncs finished in eighth place starting four freshmen. Kayla Allen led the girls in scoring as she finished in fifth place and played her best golf of the year.

   As the team headed to Rock Springs for state, weather became an issue. The initial tournament was postponed from a three day tournament starting Sept. 26, to a two day tournament starting Sept. 30 due to a storm. Postponing the tournament greatly benefitted the golfers as conditions were much better than they would have been in the blizzard.

   Senior Jacob Belus, along with sophomores Brock Gransberry and Logan Johnson, shot three to four strokes better than they had all year. With the team playing well, they managed to finish in eleventh just one stroke behind Natrona, and 14 strokes behind Green River. “I really thought the team did a good job this year given how little experience we had” said Martoglio, “And I’m looking forward to our spring season as that is when players compete [for] all-conference.”