EVANSTON — Though subject to change — see weather — Lady Red Devils and Red Devils golf may get their season started in Riverton this Friday, April 12.
“We’ve been out on the driving range, we’ve practiced our putting and chipping, but we haven’t played one hole of golf,” longtime Evanston Golf coach Jerry Carroll told the Herald.
The team is also scheduled to compete in Morgan, Utah, on Tuesday, April 16, and possibly host their first competition at the Purple Sage Championship Golf Course on April 23.
Returning for the Lady Red Devils for spring golf, a tune-up for fall golf, when teams vie for conference and state titles, are Kalle Lunsford, Pearl Marquez and Jordan Haws, along with newcomers Tayler Evans and Kelsi Powers.
Brock Ehlers, whom Carroll figures to be among the state’s elite, leads the returners on the boys’ side, along with Will Smith. Carroll is pleased with his numbers for the boys, but notes the Red Devils will be young, as three of his “top five” could be freshmen. It’s likely too late for boys to join the team but, as usual, Carroll would accept a few more girls, and would like to bolster their ranks on a more permanent basis.
“Since we haven’t actually played on a golf course, we’re hoping Riverton will provide us the answers to all we’re missing,” he said.
Carol terms the opening competition at Riverton important, as the 4A West Conference tournament will be held at the Riverton Country Club later in the spring.
Look for results in an upcoming issue of the Herald.
Results from Saturday’s track meet in Rock Springs, previewed in our Tuesday, April 10, issue, along with pictures and a story from Red Devils soccer’s conference home stands against the Rock Springs Tigers on Friday — 3 p.m. for JV, followed by varsity at 5 p.m. — and the Riverton Wolverines on Saturday, with 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. kickoffs, will be featured in Tuesday’s Herald.
Friday was originally scheduled as a boys and girls varsity doubleheader against Rock Springs, and Herald sports editor Mark Madia was set to broadcast the games, but instead will await a doubleheader possibility up the road.