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Tigers grab team gold crown at home tourney

Sep 9, 2013 - By Bruce Tippets, Sports Editor

Three Lander boys placed in the top 10 over 36 holes.

Two days of solid golf on their home course lifted the Lander Valley High School Tigers boys team to the title Friday at the Lander Invitational.

LVHS posted a team score of 635, 13 better than second-place Jackson's 648. Star Valley claimed third (692).

"As a team we had some good scores," LVHS coach Terry Berg said. "There is always need for work."

Three LVHS golfers finished in the top 10. Casey Winger placed second with scores of 77 and 72 for a 149. Winger tied Jordan Costello from Pinedale. Costello carded rounds of 78 and 71.

Costello was the Class 3-A 2012 individual champion.

"I was really pleased with Casey," Berg said. "He pushed those guys and made them play good golf to beat him. He did a nice job."

Trey Massey checked in fourth after shooting scores of 77 and 78 for a 155. Levi Stuttle was 10th at 81-82 for a 163.

The tournament provided the first opportunity for LVHS to play against Star Valley, Cody, Powell and Pinedale.

"I was impressed the play of the top five or six kids," Berg said. "Lander is not an easy golf course. If you can shoot even par or one or two over, then you are playing pretty good."

LVHS heads to the Star Valley Invitational on Thursday and Friday.

"We need to work on approach shots," Berg said. "We need to hit more greens."

LVHS girls third

The LVHS girls were third in the team standings with a 677. Star Valley was first after a score of 608. Jackson placed third (733).

Lander's Natalee Hafer finished fifth in the field in rounds of 110 and 101 for a 201.

Sidney Gunn from Cody won the individual title (79-80--159).

Results from Lander Invitational tournament

Boys

Team standings

1. Lander, 635; 2. Jackson, 648; 3. Star Valley, 692; 4. Cody, 704; 5. Lovell, 713; 6. Pinedale, 734; 7. Powell, 737; 8. Lyman, 771; 9. Thermopolis, 774; 10. Saratoga, 799; 11. Worland, 831; 12. Kemmerer, 850.

Top 10

1. Tyson Walker, Star Valley, 72-75-- 222; 2. (tie) Casey Winger, Lander, 77-72--149 and Jordan Costello, Pinedale, 78-71--149; 4. (tie) Trey Massey, Lander, 77-78--155 and J.J. Hill, Jackson, 80-75--155; 7. Henry Eden, Jackson, 80-77--157; 8. Nick Synder, Cody, 78-83--161 and Braxton Miller, Powell, 81-80--161; 10. Levi Stuttle, Lander, 81-82--163.

Other LVHS scores

Sam Brodie, 81-87--168; Scott Kaufman, 92-96--188.

JV

Team standings

1. Jackson, 723; 2. Lander, 861; 3. Star Valley, 862; 4. Lyman, 880; 5. Pinedale, 898.

LVHS scores

Kyle Carey, 105-100-205; Wade DeWitt, 103-104--207; Dylan Purol, 106-105--211; Matt Pickinpaugh, 125-109--234; Christian Hnilicka, 121-116--237; Derrik Smith, 122-117--239; Derrek Green, 162-111-278.

Girls

Team standings

1. Star Valley, 608; 2. Lander, 677; 3. Jackson, 733.

Top placers

1. Sidney Gunn, Cody, 79-80--159; 2. Page Anderson, Star Valley, 94-92--186; 3. McKenzie Price, Star Valley, 103-101-204. 4. Cassie Kennedy, Pinedale, 99-107--206; 5. Natalee Hafer, Lander, 110-101--201.

LVHS scores

7. Janae Hudson, 113-105-218.

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