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PrattTribune - Pratt, KS
  • Pratt High linksters gain experience in early meets

  • The Pratt High School golf team had a flurry of matches to open the season, with three meets in five days
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  • The Pratt High School golf team had a flurry of matches to open the season, with three meets in five days beginning with Coldwater last Friday and ending with Chaparral on Tuesday. In between was the Highlands, which is always a challenging event.
    There were some good performances by the Frog linksters during the stretch, but some concerns manifested themselves as well.
    In the season opener at Coldwater, the Frogs finished 3rd as a team. Tyler Skaggs took the bronze medal with a 45 and Spencer Sullivan got 5th place hardware with a 47. Rounding out the varsity scoring were Hunter Walker (60) and Dakota Hankins (69).
    At the Nickerson Invitational, played on the vaunted Highlands course in Hutchinson, only Tyler Skaggs was able to break into medals, posting a 90 on the difficult layout, good for 10th place. Spencer Sullivan shot 99, Hunter Walker 116 and Dakota Hankins 137 as the Greenbacks placed 7th as a team.
    Tyler Skaggs pocketed gold at the Chaparral Invitational played at the Anthony Golf Club. His excellent 83 bested the field. Close behind him was Spencer Sullivan who took 3rd with an 87. Hunter Walker (110) and Dakota Hankins (141) were Pratt’s other scorers. The team placed 5th.
    “We have a few things to try to iron out on the range over the next couple of weeks before our next tournament,” head coach Steve Landry said. “Tyler and Spencer with a little more consistency will begin to post some lower scores.”
    “Over the next couple of weeks we have a pool of about 4-5 players that we hope to get going to help round out our varsity squad,” Landry continued. “It is just going to take some time on the range and more experience just playing the game. I believe we can get there by Regional time.”
    After the blur of early meets, PHS varsity golf is off until April 22 at Larned.
    In early season JV action: At Chaparral 4-13-14: Robert Ford 51; Logan Chadd 51; Dalton Prosser 60. Ford and Chadd tied for 10th but lost in a playoff.
    At St. John 4-4-14 Dalton Prosser finished 7th with a 56 and Logan Chadd and Robert Ford teamed up to take 3rd place with a 50 in the two-man scramble. JVs next meet is Friday at Protection hosted by South Central.

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