Press Release by Central Wyoming College Athletics
Central Wyoming College golf teed off their season with a long road trip to McCook, Nebraska. The Central women won the first event of the year while the CWC men finished fourth overall. McCook placed four golfers in the top six to win the men’s tournament on their home course.
CWC Freshman Bridgette Volk (Layton, Utah) shot 81 and 80 on the two days to better the field by 12 strokes. According to first year Head Coach Colin Hopkins, it was very hot but the later in the day and hotter it got, the better Volk played. In fact, two or three golfers from other schools dropped out of competition from heat exhaustion. Taylor Butler (Farr West, Utah) was third and Tacey Durrant (Morgan, Utah), fifth for the Central Women.
Jacob Randall (Layton, Utah) finished tied for 11th while Hunter Hall (Cody, WY) tied for 13th for the CWC men’s team. Both improved over the two days posting lower scores on the second day. Randall injured his back on Thursday yet fought his way around to post an 80. Coach Hopkins said, “He came back nicely on Friday but doubled his last hole for a 76. Low score of the day, and the tournament, was 70 so that shows how well he played on Friday.”
The men’s team was missing Caige Toon who was in a car accident last Sunday and stayed home. Coach Hopkins hopes to have him back on the course at home this week. After all was said and done, Hopkins was pleased, “I’m pretty darn happy with what we did overall. We have to work on our putting, which we talked a lot about on the way home, and learning how to finish rounds strong.”
Central golfers will host the second event of the fall at the Riverton Country Club on Thursday and Friday, Sept 8, 9, in Riverton.