The Grand County High boys golf team won first place in the Emery Invite on Thursday, Aug. 22, at the Millsite Golf Course after finishing third at Roosevelt and second at their own Moab Invitational.
The Red Devils had a team score of 317 strokes. The Richfield Wildcats placed second with 323 and the Carbon Dinos landed at third with a score of 327.
In an email to The Times-Independent, Coach Kristyon Saunders said the boys golf team has moved into second place in the region. The Red Devils are just behind Carbon and in front of Richfield in the overall standings. Saunders described the Millsite Golf Course as narrow and unforgiving if you miss the fairway, but he reported the boy’s team frequently kept the ball in play and took advantage of a tough course.
Grand has earned that first-place finish. The team as a whole sliced 12 strokes off its score at the Moab Invitational. On an individual basis, some scores improved, as well. Luke Williams took first place at Millsite with 71 swings and he cut five strokes off his game.
Rafe Saunders took second place in the tournament with 75 and dropped seven strokes since the Moab Invitational.
Corbin Mays shot 85 and dropped three strokes. Tyler Bohannon had 86 and knocked five strokes off his previous tally. Wyatt Miller shot 89 and cut nine big strokes. Dylan Schocknmyer had 90 and dropped one. Sage Stroder shot 91 and Jayden Nelson had 110 to round out Grand’s scorecard.
The golf season is nearly half over and the Carbon Dinos and Richfield Wildcats are emerging as powerful competitors. Grand, Carbon and Richfield are frequently locked in a close rivalry at these tournaments. Grand has a well-balanced roster.
The team was scheduled to compete in a tournament hosted by South Sevier on Wednesday, Aug. 28, at Cove View Golf Course, in Richfield. The results were not available by press time.