Spartans Nab Sixth Place at State Tourney


After day one at Soldier Hollow Golf Course in Midway Wednesday, the Emery Spartans found themselves in sixth place. After day two, the team wrapped up the season in the same place, finishing in sixth in the 2A Tournament, capping off a successful golf season.

On Wednesday, no player on the Emery team carded an 80 or below. The Spartans improved Thursday with two players breaking the 80 barrier, namely Race Nielson who shot a 77. Mckoy Holt also shot in the 70s, carding a 79. Kyler Farley was close behind with an 82 on the final day.

“Several players were able to shoot their best scores of the year and Race Nielson’s 77 was the best score that we have had at a state tournament while I have been the coach,” head coach Kevin Reynolds said.

Oakley Toomer (85, 91), Deryk Fuller (96, 93) and Shaydon Killpack (104,104) rounded out the scoring for Emery.

The Spartans shot 337 as a team on Wednesday and improved by eight strokes the final day, finishing with a 329.

“We shot the best team score that we have shot all year on Wednesday and then went out and beat that score on Thursday,” Reynolds said. 

Grand County ended up winning the 2A title after shooting a combined 616 as a team. South Sevier finished 15 shots behind.

“This is a great group of kids and I was very happy about the way that they played,” Reynolds said. “Region 15 was represented very well with four teams in the top eight in state.”

Results are as follows:

  1. Grand County       616
  2. South Sevier         631
  3. Manti                     647
  4. Waterford              653
  5. Rowland Hall         654
  6. Emery                    666
  7. South Summit       701
  8. San Juan               707
  9. Beaver                   712
  10. Delta                      730


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