Boys golf team off to busy start

Yuma High School boys golf team got off to a strong start last week, and now have a really busy schedule this week, including hosting its own invitational.

The Indians opened the 2020 season by placing second at the Brush Invitational, last Thursday, August 12. It was the first sporting event by a YHS team since the boys basketball team won its state quarterfinal game on March 12.
The golfers next traveled to the Sun Devil Invitational at Saddlerock Golf Club in Aurora on Wednesday of this week. The Indians are at the Eaton Invitational today, August 13, then host the Yuma Invitational at Indian Hills Golf Course on Friday.
They also are at the Burlington Invitational at Prairie Pines Golf Course on Tuesday, August 18.
Coach Benjamin Weathers reported the varsity foursome played well at the season opener in Brush, last Thursday.
“All four of the guys I took had their personal best rounds,” he said.
Bryson Castillo led the way by shooting an 82. Brekyn Josh and Jack Blecha both shot an 86, and Nash Richardson came in with a 90.
Sterling won the team title with a 228, while Yuma was second with a 254, followed by Frontier Academy with a 256, Brush 259, Resurrection Christian 260, Burlington 290, Strasburg 306, Holyoke 313, Estes Park 318, Fort Morgan 329, and Stratton 408. Sterling’s Trey Kuntz was top medalist with a 72.

Roster shifts
YHS boys golf has had some roster movement since it was announced last week that football would be moved to the spring.
Weathers said John Smith, Andre Baucke, Jake Hagemeier and Clay Robinson have joined the golf team. However, Otis and Wray have decided to have their own boys golf programs this year, resulting in the loss of three players. (Stratton/Liberty also has started a boys golf program.)
That leaves the Yuma roster with 13.