DOUGLAS — The Laramie High golf teams accomplished a rare feat when they had individual winners in the boys and girls tournaments when played concluded Friday at the Douglas Community Club and Golf Course.
Junior Camryn Nagy won with a 20-stroke cushion when she turned in rounds of 89 and 92 for a 161 total. She Trinity Rich was runner up with scorecards of 90 and 101 for 191. It was Nagy’s second win in as many tournaments to open the fall season.
Sophomore Jackson McClaren’s first career high school tournament win had a quite a bit more drama as he won in a playoff against Cheyenne Central’s Caden Cunningham. McClaren had rounds of 79 and 82 for 161, while Cunningham forced the playoff with an 80 and an 81.
The Plainsmen finished second in the team standings with 687 strokes from the top four golfers. Central won with 668. Also placing in the top 10 for LHS were juniors Titus Wookey (ninth, 86-90-176) and Andrew Stannard (10th, 88-90-178).
The Lady Plainsmen finished fourth with 705 strokes counting the top three scores. Grace Kordon (139-122-261) was next on the team for a tie in 20th place.
The Laramie competed at home for the first time this season Friday and Saturday with three duals.
The Plainsmen and Lady Plainsmen each went 2-1 throughout for a 3-2 overall record.
Three doubles teams went undefeated on the weekend — one for the Plainsmen and two for the Lady Plainsmen.
The LHS boys No. 2 doubles team of sophomores Sam and Marcos Johnson-Noya beat Rawlins’ Chad Hansen and Alfonso Perea, 6-3, 6-3, Cheyenne South’s Justin Valdez and Josiah Moyte, 6-1, 6-2, and Green River’s Camden Nelson and Domenick Kunkle, 7-6, 6-4.
The LHS girls No. 1 doubles team of senior Kate Dennis and junior DaiJane Giron def. Rawlins’ Bailee Thompson and Svannah Townsend, 7-6(7-3), 6-3, Cheyenne South’s Kiah Sparks and Elina Schmiedel, 6-3, 6-0, and Green River’s Morgan Atkins and Rory Ratcliff, 7-5, 6-4, 7-5.
The Lady Plainsmen No. 3 doubles team of junior Kayla Vasquez and sophomore Abby Kersey won by forfeit against Rawlins. They later defeated South’s Shannon Williams and Patricia Bonney, 6-0, 6-0, and Green River’s Emmie Archibald and Kaylee Carson, 6-4, 7-6(7-3).