The Stansbury boys golf team maintained its hold on the top spot in Region 10 with a third-place finish in Wednesday’s tournament at Dinaland Golf Course in Vernal, though Uintah and Cedar Valley were able to close the gap on the Stallions by finishing first and second, respectively.
Uintah, the host school for Wednesday’s tournament, carded a team score of 318 to edge Cedar Valley by three strokes. Uintah and Cedar Valley sit second and third in the region standings. Stansbury was third with a score of 327, followed by Ogden (350), Tooele (361), Juan Diego (362) and Ben Lomond (370). Tooele currently sits in fourth place in the season standings, followed by Juan Diego, Ogden and Ben Lomond.
Stansbury’s Braydon Griffith posted the low round of the day with a 73, giving him a three-stroke margin over Cedar Valley’s Landon Dunn. Brock Shepherd posted an 82 and finished ninth overall for the Stallions, with teammate Ty Taylor finishing 10th with an 83. Kimball Thorpe’s 89 was good for a tie for 18th place and rounded out Stansbury’s team score.
The Stallions’ team also included Cooper Jones (90, tied for 20th), Joseph Luke (92, tied for 27th) and Kyle Hanson (95, 33rd).
AJ Griffith was Tooele’s low scorer, posting a score of 85 and finishing 13th. The Buffaloes’ team score also included a 90 by Landon Buell, which tied him for 20th place, and 93s from Cache Holmes and Jake Hervat, who tied for 29th. Ethan Garcia shot 102 and finished 43rd, Hunter McPhie was 44th with a 103 and Dawson Colovich was 50th with a 116.
Uintah pulled off the victory by placing all four of its scoring golfers in the top 10. Ethan Young and Trae Elison tied for fourth with 78s, Kamon Anderson was seventh with a 79 and Trey Briggs tied for 10th with an 83. Cedar Valley had three players in the top four, with Anthony Price (77, third) and Tristan McKinney (78, tied for fourth) joining Dunn’s runner-up finish. Ben Lomond’s Javen Richins (81, eighth) was the only player not from Uintah, Cedar Valley or Stansbury to finish in the top-10.
The Region 10 season will wrap up next week with back-to-back tournaments. The teams will compete at Oquirrh Hills Golf Course in Tooele on Tuesday morning before heading to Meadow Brook Golf Course in Taylorsville for the season finale Wednesday. The Class 4A state tournament will take place Oct. 7-8 at Meadow Brook.