By Amanda Eggert EBS Staff Writer
BIG SKY – The Lone Peak High School golf team wrapped up its regular season of play with a stellar showing at the Park City Invitational in Columbus on May 9.
LPHS golf coach Jenny Wilcynski said the girls’ first place finish at the event put them in a good position for the upcoming District C state tournament. All three girls on the team—senior Katie Reid, junior Sayler Tatom, and sophomore Delaney Pruiett—will be representing LPHS at State in Hamilton May 17-18.
“They’re really going to be competitive,” said Wilcynski. “All three girls could finish in the top 10.”
Wilcynski said she’s also expecting a strong performance from senior Charlie Johnson, whose low score for the season was 76. That round earned him second place at the Manhattan Varsity Invitational at the Bridger Creek Golf Course in Bozeman on April 26.
“It’s likely Charlie will finish in the top 10 at State,” said Wilcynski, adding that sophomores Nick Iskenderian and Harry Schreiner will join Johnson at the tournament.
To qualify for State in Class C, the girls must score below 120 and the boys must shoot below 100.
“If everybody goes out and shoots their best round, we’re going to have a chance at it, but this is definitely a rebuilding year for us with the boys,” Wilcynski said.
LPHS faced challenging golf conditions on several occasions throughout the regular season. Most of the six varsity invitationals the team participated in took place in rainy, windy, or cold conditions—and occasionally all three.
“I think we’ll just keep our fingers crossed for the weather,” Wilcynski said. “We should be in good shape and we’ll just do our best. We’re pretty excited.”
Greg Wagner and Nick Berasi are also on the LPHS golf coaching staff.