Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

May 18, 2017
Stansbury golfers advance to Day 2

The weather conditions at The Links at Sleepy Ridge on Wednesday were challenging, to say the least, as the top girls golfers in Class 3A took to the course for the first round of the state tournament.

The Stansbury girls were certainly up to the task, posting a team score of 266 points in the modified Stableford scoring system to put themselves in seventh place overall — good enough to allow them to play in Thursday’s final round, as only the top 10 teams make the cut.

Under the modified Stableford scoring system, players are awarded points based on how well they score on a given hole. A double-eagle is worth eight points, an eagle is worth seven, a birdie is worth six and so on, with a quadruple-bogey being worth a single point. Megan Paskvan, whose stroke-play score was 91, led Stansbury with 70 points on Wednesday. Brittnee Buckingham had 69 points and Mia Thurber had 65. Tess Alder and MacKenzie Hill each posted 62 points, but only one of their scores counted toward Stansbury’s total of 266. Michal Broadhead scored 58 points in her round.

Tooele finished 14th in the team standings with 228 points and missed the cut. The Buffaloes’ top player was Emily Medina, who shot a 98 and scored 63 points. Raegen Root posted 62 points, Kennedy Laird scored 55 and Gabby Dobson scored 48. Brooklyn Smart and Alyssa Chivers each had 34 points.

Thursday’s final round was not complete at press time. Entering the final day of play, Desert Hills led the field with 308 points. Park City was second with 299, Dixie was third with 287, Snow Canyon had 283 and Ridgeline had 274 to round out the top five. Bear River (270), Stansbury (266), Juab (260), Pine View (256) and Morgan (254) also advanced to Day 2.

Defending state champion Gracie Richens of Dixie, who has already committed to play collegiately at Brigham Young University, led the individual competition with 86 points after shooting 75 in the first round. She was followed by Desert Hills’ Tori Thomas (84), Park City’s Saylor Rabe (83), Snow Canyon’s Lexi Hamel (83), Ridgeline’s Alexis Wilson (81) and Bear River’s Jessica Rose (81). Paskvan’s 70 points put her in a tie for 19th place in the field of 98 players.

Team Standings through Day 1 — 1, Desert Hills, 308 points. 2, Park City, 299. 3, Dixie, 287. 4, Snow Canyon, 283. 5, Ridgeline, 274. 6, Bear River, 270. 7, Stansbury, 266. 8, Juab, 260. 9, Pine View, 256. 10, Morgan, 254. Missed Cut — 11, Richfield, 253. 12, Carbon, 235. 13, Logan, 233. 14, Tooele, 228. 15, Union, 225. 16, Canyon View, 212.

Individual Leaders through Day 1 — 1, Gracie Richens, Dixie, 86 points. 2, Tori Thomas, Desert Hills, 84. 3(t), Saylor Rabe, Park City, 83. 3(t), Lexi Hamel, Snow Canyon, 83. 5(t), Alexis Wilson, Ridgeline, 81. 5(t), Jessica Rose, Bear River, 81. 7(t), Kjahna Plant, Desert Hills, 79. 7(t), Keslee Sherman, Canyon View, 79. 9(t), Taya Jones, Juab, 78. 9(t), Balia Milne, Pine View, 78. 11, Allie DeCock, Ben Lomond, 76. 19(t), Megan Paskvan, Stansbury, 70. 22(t), Brittnee Buckingham, Stansbury, 69. 32(t), Mia Thurber, Stansbury, 65. 40(t), Emily Medina, Tooele, 63. 43(t), Tess Alder, Stansbury, 62. 43(t), MacKenzie Hill, Stansbury, 62. 43(t), Raegen Root, Tooele, 62. 53, Michal Broadhead, Stansbury, 58. 66(t), Kennedy Laird, Tooele, 55. 83(t), Gabby Dobson, Tooele, 48. 92(t), Brooklyn Smart, Tooele, 34. 92(t), Alyssa Chivers, Tooele, 34.

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