Bradley Fick

The Cody golf team finished second in back-to-back golf tournaments Friday-Saturday in Lovell and Thermopolis.

In what has become a trend this season, the Broncs finished runner-up to Worland.

Carter Schutzman led the way on a sunny day in Lovell with an 83 for fifth place, with Hunter Hall just behind with an 84. Logan Schutzman carded an 89, Hudson Oelschlager a 97 and Bridger Hult a 105 to round out the top five golfers.

Carter Schutzman’s score came despite carding a nine on hole 5.

“Not super proud due to having an inconsistent shot,” he said.

The other Bronc golfers at Lovell were Bradley Fick (110), Val Payne (110), Ethan Salzman (112) and Talon Couture (131).

Both days the teams played in a double shotgun setup to accommodate five schools on a 9-hole course, as Wyoming High School Activities Association rules allow just 40 golfers on a nine-hole course at a time. Coach Jacob Kraft said that made an impact the next day in Thermopolis.

“This afternoon the conditions were tougher,” he said Saturday night. “Hot, dry, windy conditions for a big part of the afternoon.”

In Thermopolis, a course with fewer hazards, Cody teed off as the weather worsened.

Carter and Logan Schutzman both shot an 80 to finish in a tie for sixth. Hall carded an 84, Oelschlager an 88 and Hult a 96 to round out the top five.

“I had a rough time on foreign soil,” Hall said. “But the course was in great condition so there is room for improvement.”

Kraft said he was pleased with yet another second-place showing.

“Carter and Logan had a good weekend for us,” he said. “Both shot 80 today at Thermopolis despite having to play through a couple of hours of windy conditions to say the least. I am really pleased with the progress we are making.”

Other Bronc finishers included Fick (106), Payne (110), Salzman (111) and Couture (128).

There’s only one more week of regular-season events at Buffalo before conference at Powell and state at Evanston. Kraft said Hult had made a good case for himself as the fifth golfer for state competition.

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