By Tyler Allen Explore Big Sky Associate Editor
FOUR CORNERS – The Lone Peak High School boys’ golf team battled through cold and wind on April 29 during the Manhattan Christian Invitational at Cottonwood Hills Golf Course to finish with an overall victory. The LPHS girls had the best Class C team score and ended up fourth overall.
“The [weather] made for tough scoring conditions,” head coach Mike King said. “Everyone was wearing several layers of clothing.”
The Big Horns are getting used to tough golfing conditions this season. Their home turf – Big Sky Resort’s golf course – has been unplayable so far, but they’ve excelled in the cold.
Junior Tate Tatom continues to roll, with a third consecutive individual first place finish to start the season. Tatom shot a 1-over-par 73 to win by four shots, while Junior Trevor House shot a 79 to end up fourth.
Tatom and House received support with solid scores from their teammates to come out on top of the 13-team field. Griffin House shot an 84, Charlie Johnson notched a 91, and Quinn House finished with a 100, helping the Big Horns beat second-place Townsend by 10 strokes.
The LPHS girls were paced by Tehya Braun’s 93 to finish behind Townsend, Three Forks and Big Timber. Gabrielle Gasser contributed a 111, Janie Izzo shot 118, Katie Reid scored a 142 and Molly Sharr a 143 in a field of 12 teams.
LPHS travels on Saturday, May 3 to Madison Meadows Golf Course in Ennis for their next event.