Hawks finally able to get on course, finish third at meet
JEWELL — Casual snow is not something that’s covered in the rules of golf.
Nevertheless, it was something South Hamilton boys’ golf coach Mark Ullestad had to cover with players prior to the start of Tuesday’s meet at the Jewell Golf and Country Club.
That’s how desperate the Hawks were to finally get their season started. After two weeks of postponements and cancellations due to the weather, it was time to play regardless of the conditions.
“With an inexperienced team like we have, just to get out and play and see where we’re at was what we needed,” Ullestad said.
South Hamilton shot a 183 to finish at the back of the three-field. Roland-Story won the meet with a 167 and West Marshall was the runner-up with a 181.
“A 183 wasn’t the number we were striving for, but if you take a couple holes out we’re right there and things are definitely fixable,” Ullestad said. “It’s not discouraging.”
Roland-Story’s Will Larson was the meet medalist with a 40, a shot ahead of teammate and runner-up Tyler Risdal.
Trevor Lammers led South Hamilton with a 42. Jared Ullestad, the team’s No. 1 player, had trouble on two holes that put him at 7-over par and he finished with a 46. Jake Sprague (47) and Wyatt Heins (48) were also scoring players.
Hunter Pfantz fired a 43 for West Marshall.
South Hamilton hopes to get in its first 18-hole tournament on Saturday at the Panorama Invite. Play is scheduled to get underway at 9:30 a.m.
At Jewell Golf and Country Club
Roland-Story (167) — Will Larson 40, Tyler Risdal 41, Carson Ehrenberg 42, Nick Stole 44.
West Marshall (181) — Hunter Pfantz 43, Mark Van Metre 45, Conley Petermeier 46, Caleb Keigan 47.
South Hamilton (183) — Trevor Lammers 42, Jared Ullestad 46, Jake Sprague 47, Wyatt Heins 48, Alex Titus 50, Teagen Risetter 55.
Medalist — Larson (R-S). Runner-up — Risdal (R-S).