Region 23-leading Buckaroo golf team set for region and state tournaments
by Rhett Sifford
The Monticello High School golf team hosted Region 23 opponents this past Wednesday, May 4 at the Hideout Golf Course.
It was supposed to be the second match at the Hideout this season, but when the Buckaroos’ home match on April 22 was cancelled due to poor weather mid-round, it became the one and only match at home this year.
The region-leading Buckaroo boys shot a strong round of 383, four shots under their average for the season. Boston Freestone led the way with an 88, Breckyn Hoggard shot 93, and Darrin Westcott carded a 94.
River Flynn shot his best round of the season, a 108. Donavan Atwood hit a 114 for his best round of the season. Carter Harrod scored 120, Tyler Thayn got a 123, and JD Keyes carded a 154.
The Monticello boys continue to lead Region 23 handily as they head into the Region 23 Championship this week and the state tournament May 17-18. They’re averaging 100 shots less than Green River and they lead Pinnacle by almost 220.
On the girls side, two Monticello golfers shot their best rounds of the season at the Hideout May 4. Jade Nielson led the team with a 104, besting her previous season best by 12 strokes. Alise Lewis was right behind with a 110.
Amy Lewis hit 112 for the day. Gabi Dowell, Kahryme Alvarado, and Alli Young all shot 117s each. Cambree Chamberlain rounded out the girls round with a 121.
The Buckaroo girls also lead the region with a 463-shot average. Pinnacle is averaging 503 shots per round on the season. Green River doesn’t have enough players to register a team score this year.
The season will culminate over the course of the next week. The Buckaroos were scheduled to play the Region 23 Championship in Green River Tuesday, May 10, too late for the press deadline.
The 2022 Utah State Golf Tournament is set for next Tuesday and Wednesday, May 17-18 at the Mountain View Golf Course in West Jordan.