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By Alex Kuhn
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Warriors take second in home tournament

Simmons wins, Horath finishes fourth


August 29, 2019


Warrior Luke Lamb chips out of a sand trap during the first annual Ed Cook Classic High School golf tournament on Aug. 23 at Green Hills Golf Course in Worland.

WORLAND - Hosting the first annual Ed Cook Classic high school golf tournament at Green Hills Golf Course in Worland on Aug. 22-23, the Warrior golf team shot a 320, 309 – 629 to finish second on their home course.

"The boys are close to setting the bar higher than we have seen here at WHS. We have six of the top 12 players in 3A, and it is unfortunate that only five can play at state," said WHS golf coach Chad Rose.

3A's two-time defending champs, the Lander Tigers, won the tournament going 316, 296 – 612 for the tournament.

Individually, Worland golf placed five golfers in the top 10. For the Warriors, Karsten Simmons won the tournament shooting 71, 71 – 142, JT Klinghagen finished eighth 81, 79 – 160, Jackson Dunham was ninth 81, 81 – 162 and coming in 10th was Konnor Macy 81, 82 – 163.

"It was great to see Karsten play a little better. He is still making fewer putts than he is used to, but I feel that will work itself out in the next couple of weeks," said Rose. "Jackson Dunham played his most consistent and most accurate golf yet, and did so after some serious swing work this weekend. It is hard to make swing adjustments when you feel so comfortable over the ball, but we are really trying to help him shoot in the 70s every time out."

Continued Rose about the boys team, "Landen really turned things around and is starting to see what he is capable of shooting each time he plays. Konnor is playing his best golf as a Warrior, and it couldn't come at a better time."

For the Lady Warriors, Robyn Horath had her best week of golf in the 2019 season, she shot a career-best 93 on Day 1 and on Day 2 bested that round with an 89, shooting a 182 and finishing fourth for the tournament.

"Robyn Horath shot her career-low round in consecutive days. It is so great to see her shoot under 90 because she has worked so hard over the last four seasons to make this leap. I think she believes she could be there every time," said Rose.

Today and tomorrow Worland is in Riverton for the Wolverine Invitational at the Riverton Country Club.


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