LHS golfers building confidence on the green

Ben Rasmussen stoked in a 196 at the Evanston tourney last week, earning the second best marks for the Lyman Eagles at that tournament. HERALD PHOTO/Mark Madia

Two LHS golfers score in Evanston

LYMAN — The Wyoming High School golf season is a third of the way to its completion as the season jump starts and sails through fast with the 3A state tournament which will be held in Star Valley on Sept. 20-21.

Several tournaments were held in the state last week with Douglas, Evanston, Pinedale, Sheridan, and Worland hosting the events of week two.

This week the Lyman Eagles head to Kemmerer for a one-day tourney on Aug. 29, and to Lander for a two-day tourney on Aug. 29-30.

In reference to the team’s first shots on the greens last week, head coach Don Toomer summed up the Eagles starting play Monday afternoon with this comment, “Great start to the season with a lot of great competition.”

The LHS Eagles competed at both Pinedale and Evanston last week as they kicked off their season of their battle on the green. As for the Pinedale tournament, Star Valley took first with a 648, Pinedale second with 729 and Lyman and Jackson didn’t place in the boys competition.

There were five guys from LHS who competed at Pinedale. They included Andrew Houskeeper, Ben Rasmussen, Ashton Houskeeper, Cope Thomas and Stockton Walker who turned in the best score for Lyman with a 93.

For the girls, Kaylen Woodruff and Jessica Kemp also played the course, but neither earned points for Lyman.

On Aug. 22-23, the LHS golfers played at the Purple Sage Golf Course. The Jackson girls and Star Valley boys took home the team titles. On the girls side, Jackson’s Jacqueline Neishabouri took the top honor with a total of 171. She captured first place by 10 strokes. Braxton Lind of Evanston was the boys’ medalist after a two-round total of 152. He won by 15 strokes.

As for the Round 2 leadership board for the girls in Evanston, Kaylen Woodruf, Lyman, cruised in at the #8 position out of 16 who finished and one who didn’t finish.

For the boys, Andrew Houskeeper nabbed the #8 spot out of 45 golfers who qualified and one who didn’t on the Round 2 leadership board for the boys.

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