by Mason Fox
Even without a local Golf Course, the KHS golf team is alive and well. We just completed our season at the State 2A High School Golf tournament in Roosevelt.
The Cowboys finished fifth at the State Tournament out of 16 teams. We played some good golf in some rainy, cold weather.
We covered a lot of miles this year and had a great time doing it. Our tournaments were held in Roosevelt, Monticello, St. George, Richfield, Hurricane and Beaver.
Our team consisted of 18 players led by our seniors Ashton Grymes and Shayden Troy. They both played four years for the KHS Golf team and did a great job throughout their careers of representing our school and community. We will miss them for sure.
Our juniors were Trent Orton, Jordan Cornell and Samuel Ray. We have high hopes for these guys next year. They played some good golf for us and their best golf game is still ahead of them.
Our sophomore class consisted of Maddix Baird, Ryan East, Joe Riordan and Cooper Troy. This class also played some great golf for us and took on a big leadership role. Baird and East put up some important scores for us this year.
And finally our freshman class is made up of Kale Glover, Logan Dalton, Dixon Kelly, Aiden Wright, Kashton Kabonic, Landon Clarkson and Braxton Juber. These young guys did awesome this year, and we are so proud of them. Glover played consistent golf all season long with Dalton and Kelly right there the whole year. We were also joined by our Alaskan transplants Fisher and Ryder Allen who joined us a little later in the season once they thawed out and helped round out our team.
From an individual standpoint, we were led by sophomore Maddix Baird leading the team with an 85.8 scoring average that put him finishing in the top 10 in our region. Ashton Grymes finished his senior year with an average score of 92.5 with freshman Kale Glover right behind him with a 92.8 scoring average. The young “lefty” Ryan East finished with a 96.3 scoring average with Shayden Troy and Trent Orton finishing with 100.5 and 103.5 respectively. Logan Dalton, Jordan Cornell and Dixon Kelly also helped us with our team scores this year with scores of 105 and better.
We also had a JV match in Beaver that was helpful in getting some of our younger players like Aiden Wright and Kashton Kabonic as well as others get a feel of tournament golf.
To think we accomplished all this without a local golf course is amazing. These guys showed tremendous work ethic and dedication to accomplish these things.
We would like to thank Thunderbird Golf Course in Mt. Carmel, for allowing our players to use their course for our practices. Also, we’d like to thank principal Trevor Stewart and Superintendent Ben Dalton for allowing us to give our boys this wonderful opportunity to help this game teach our boys about honesty, integrity and sportsmanship as well as hard work and dedication the game of golf represents. Thank you!