For a high school team that hasn't been able to practice on snow-covered golf courses in the valley, the Wood River High School boys' squad did pretty well for itself Wednesday at the six-school Minico Invitational 18-hole meet in Rupert.
Wolverine senior Davis Hague, in his first meet of the 2011 season, carded a 75 tying for second place in the individual medalist category out of the 48 golfers in the field. Hague led Wood River into third place overall in the team standings.
"It was a great day," said Wood River boys' coach Bill Petzke. "We had decent weather, Davis had a great day and the other boys did well. I'm really happy with the third-place finish, especially since we haven't been able to practice locally on our golf courses yet."
Others in the top five counting toward final team scores were senior Charlie Evans 88, junior Sage Sauerbrey 93, sophomore Rickie Jeneson 94 and freshman Tyler Spence 97.
Rounding out the Hailey boys' squad were junior foreign exchange student Pablo Lopez 102, jun-ior James Petzke 103 and freshman Cody Richmond 107. Individual medalist was Derek Thompson of Twin Falls 71. Hague tied for second with two other Twin Falls golfers, Alec Perkins and Kyle Miley.
Twin Falls (307) won the boys' title over Canyon Ridge of Twin Falls (323 for its top 5 golfers), with Wood River (350) third and Minico (352) fourth. Hague didn't play in Wood River's first meet of the season March 30 at Twin Falls, during which Wood River placed sixth out of eight schools, led by Spence's 83 and Evans' score of 84.
Meanwhile, Jennie Williams continued her strong play for the Wolverine girls Wednesday at Rupert. Williams (88) finished fourth in the individual medalist race. She had shot 94 at the March 30 Twin Falls meet. Teammate Mary Petzke (119) improved 21 strokes over the first windy meet at Twin.