Golf season in full swing

Junior Archer Young hit a 79 in Cheyenne last weekend. It was the first time he’s broken 80 in a tournament. Young is from Glenrock and has been competing with the Douglas golf team for three years.
Ryan Collins

Last weekend, coach Chase Plumb led his Douglas golf team down to Cheyenne with the largest group of kids he’s ever had. Two of them are from Glenrock and make the daily commute to participate in practice.

It was the team’s second tournament of the new season and they were looking to have a strong showing.

Junior Archer Young broke 80 for the first time during tournament play in Cheyenne last weekend, and his senior counterpart Trey Thornock hit 78 both days of the tournament to finish tied in 11th place overall in boys varsity. Young tied for 16th place, after notching a career-best during the first day of the competition.

The pair of Glenrock golfers carpool together to and from practices in order to compete for the Douglas golf team. It gives them both time to talk golf and get to know each other better. It’s also safe to say there is a little bit of a friendly rivalry.

“They’re playing really good golf for us right now,” Plumb said. “They’re very committed and dedicated to their golf game and helping the Douglas golf team be more successful.”

For Plumb, it’s nothing short of great watching the duo dedicate themselves to something that is not for the town they live in.

“It shows what type of kids they are,” Plumb said. “The fact that they drive an hour round trip everyday just to make it to practice is pretty awesome and kind of shows the kids on the rest of the team the kind of commitment it takes to be successful, because they are definitely some of our best golfers.”

As a team, Douglas hit 337 on the first day of the tournament and then hit 322 on day two to finish with a score of 659 and fourth place. Cheyenne Central, who finished first in the tournament, scored 599 to win the tournament.

“We went to Cheyenne last weekend with probably the biggest tournament we’ve ever been to as far as number of players involved (22),” head coach Chase Plumb said. “Our boys team took fourth as a team behind Kelly Walsh and the two Cheyenne schools — East and Central. We beat all the other 3A teams there, as well as the majority of 4A teams.

That was a great second week of the season for us. It showed the kids what kind of chances we have.”

The tournament in Cheyenne gave the team a preview of what they will be up against when they host the state tournament Sept. 14 at the Douglas Community Golf Course.

The Douglas golf team will travel to Torrington Thursday and Friday this week to compete in their third competition of the young season.

“We’ve got a good group of young women that are starting to come into their own a little bit,” Plumb said. “The girls team is fairly young, but I think by the end of the year they can compete for a conference trophy and if possible, a top four or five finish in the state tournament. I’m excited to be able to watch them learn and grow as players and individuals this year and the next few years as well.”

Young and Thornock will continue to try and maintain the momentum they’ve built up so far in the season this weekend.

Next up for Douglas golf team is the Torrington Tournament Aug. 24-25.


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