Richfield golf starts strong

The spring girls high school golf season is underway. The Richfield High golfers dominated the Region 12 season opener March 9 on their home course at Cove View.

“Even though we received a skiff of snow early in the morning, we were fortunate to have our best weather day this new season,” said head coach Troy Jones. “It was awesome that it happened on the day of our first match. Many players were able to shed their sweatshirts and jackets midway through the round. I even saw a few of our RHS players with some light red on their faces from the season’s first sunny day.”

Twenty-eight golfers from Richfield, Canyon View, Carbon and Emery participated in the match, and the Wildcats were able to include 10 players instead of the usual eight.

“It is nice to be able to have all of our team members be able to participate when we have the match at our home golf course,” Jones said. “We will be back to only eight players participating when we go to Moab this coming Wednesday, the 15th.”

RHS won the match decisively by 76 shots, a strong start to the campaign.

“Our 340 total score was better than any region tournament score we had all of last season,” Jones said.

After this first region match, Richfield holds the top five medalist spots, and have six of the top seven scores. All eight of the counting RHS team members recorded an 18-hole score inside the top 12 in the region.

On an interesting side note, our two other golfers even recorded rounds that would place them in the top 12,” Jones said. “This is a young, but very solid and deep golf team. It’s a great way to start the season. We have a long ways to go and we can get better.”

Shelby Gardner (82), Hallie Janes (83) and Brielle Jolley (84) led the way for Richfield.