The Cody boys repeated as 3A West Conference champs with a dominant performance in Pinedale, while the Fillies recorded their first team score in years.

The Cody boys golf team repeated as 3A West Conference champions Saturday in Pinedale, led by a dominant performance by Hunter Hall, who shot a 67-67 to cruise to the individual title.

Logan Hall finished fifth with an 81-87, while Bridger Hult (92-93), Ethan Salzman (89-98) and Val Payne (93-94) rounded out the varsity scoring. 

As a team the Broncs finished with a 670, 33 shots ahead of second-place Lovell.

Hunter Hall led the way, taking a commanding 12-shot advantage into the final day of play and shooting five under par each day.

“That was definitely the best two-day campaign I’ve put together,” he said. “I’ve been playing good all year, I just haven’t put a good score together. Friday I said, ‘today’s the day, I’m feeling it.’ I was just very consistent the whole weekend.”

He said his second day he shot well because he didn’t have the pressure to do so. 

“I didn’t need to do anything special,” he said. “That frees you up to play good, because you don’t have to.”

Coach Jacob Kraft said the senior capped off his second day in style, hitting his first shot on a roughly 200-yard par 3 to within a couple of feet of the hole for an easy birdie.

“I’m just happy to see all his hard work that he’s put in come to fruition,” Kraft said. “I’m excited to see him in the state tourney. He really does have a chance to be in the final group each day.”

State is Friday-Saturday in Lander and Hunter Hall is excited for a team success.

He said conference wasn’t just a great meet for himself, as the whole team stepped up.

“It really resembled the team we had last year, with three seniors,” Hall said. “Even though it was only one person from (last year’s) team, it was a good weekend for the team, not just myself.”

The Fillies finished with a 794, with Adelie Hall (108-118) again leading the way and Bliss Bonner (143-120) and Allie Ennist (128-177) rounding out the Cody girls’ first team score this season.

“We finished sixth of six, but more importantly, we’re excited for the future,” Kraft said. “We feel like having these three girls, and picking up a few from the middle school, its definitely trending in the right direction.”

The coaching staff of Kraft and assistant coach Brandon Williams was also named the best in the conference for the second year in a row

“I think I have the best assistant coach in the state,” Kraft said. “You can see the dedication he has to this program, he helps with clinics in the summer. I hit the absolute lottery having coach Williams come to town, he’s definitely helping us be successful.”

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