Due to many rain cancellations and re-scheduled tournaments, the Morgan High School girls’ golf team finally played their home match at the Round Valley Golf Course on Tuesday, May 4. Morgan was able to get the win, 310 to 299, over Bear River after placing second to them in the last four tournaments. The Lady Trojans didn’t have much time to enjoy their victory though; the next day they traveled to West Point for the Region 11 Golf Tournament at the Schneiter’s Bluff Golf Course.
On the Round Valley Course for their final home tournament, seniors Madison Shinn and Olivia Dawson represented Morgan well and took third place and fifth place respectively. Shinn shot an 82 and Dawson an 80. Averi Vaughn came in sixth with a 78 and Bailee Wright claimed eighth place hitting 70. Taysia Crowther, Jaci Jensen and Whitney Fry all recorded their best scores of the season at the Round Valley Tournament.
“The girls played well at Round Valley. It was good to beat Bear River,” Coach Dennis Peterson remarked.
At the Region 11 tournament, Shinn finished the Schneiter’s Bluff course tied for fourth with an 80 and Dawson was seventh with an 83. Vaughn rounded out the top 10 finishers. Morgan earned second place as a team, falling 294 to Bear River’s 308.
After the tournament when all of the strokes for the season were tallied, Shinn was the region medalist with a score of 553, topping Bear River’s Jessica Rose by six strokes. Dawson claimed sixth place in the region with a final score of 501. Vaughn and Wright were eighth and ninth with 477 and 460. Taysia Crowther finished the season 15th. Congratulations to the Morgan girls for placing four in the top nine of the region! With four golfers in the top nine, Morgan is poised to compete well at state and improve upon their finish last year.
As a team Morgan won the first two tournaments of the season with Bear River winning the next four before Morgan came back to win the final tournament before region at Round Valley. Bear River prevailed at the region tournament, which was worth double points, and earned the Region 11 crown with 42 points over Morgan’s 39. Logan was a distant third with 27 points. Juan Diego finished fourth with 27 and Ben Lomond was fifth with 17 points.
Morgan now advances to state, which will be played May 17 and 18 at Solider Hollow on the gold course.
“I am excited for state,” Coach Peterson shared. “Going in, we have as good of a chance as we’ve had in a lot of years. The course is super tough to walk; the gold course is a brutal hike when the boys play it in the fall. It’s been a hard year to get a lot of golf in with the weather, but the girls are playing well.”