Friday, April 25, 2008

McCroskey, Stearns shoot 76s

Idaho Falls golf

Wood River High sophomores Chance McCroskey and Crockett Stearns were right in the thick of things Wednesday during the hotly competitive Falls Classic boys' prep golf tournament in Idaho Falls.

In a field of the best 5A and 4A boys in the 4/5/6 southern Idaho districts, McCroskey and Stearns tied for 10th place with four-over-par scores of 76 at Sand Creek Golf Course. Their rounds sparked Wood River to sixth place in the 17-team field.

Sophomore Jonathan Hobbs shot 81, Danny Sundali 87 and Rex Nilsen 93 to round out the Wood River scores. Skyline of Idaho Falls won the team title with 299 points, over Shelley 301 and Twin Falls 302. Wood River finished with 320.

Wood River coach Bill Petzke said, "Our scores are getting better. We were sixth place overall in a tournament with a lot of bigger 5A schools. The weather was cold all day, extremely windy at times, with rain on and off."

Individual medalists with two-under-par 70s were Skyline teammates Tyson Bowen and Marcus Montague. Bowen parred the third hole of a playoff at Sand Creek Golf Course to nip Montague, who bogeyed.

Final team scores were:

1—Skyline 299. 2—Shelley 301. 3—Twin Falls 302. 4—Pocatello 304. 5—Madison 316. 6—Wood River 320. 7—Highland 323. 8—Idaho Falls 327. 9—Hillcrest 330. 10—Century 336. 11—Jerome 338. 12—Rigby 340. 13—Bonneville 341. 14—Blackfoot 347. 15—Preston 348. 16—Minico 354. 17—Burley 363.

Wood River will host its annual home meet Tuesday, April 29, at Rupert Country Club starting at 9 a.m. Other golfers will come from Blackfoot, Burley, Century, Jerome, Minico, Pocatello and Twin Falls.

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