M. June Shim hits his tee shot on the 18 tee box Monday. Submitted photo.

The Virgin Valley High School boys golf team returned to Wildhorse on March 27 with worse wind conditions than before, this time with rain and hail, causing officials to move up a set of tees, giving the players less distance to the hole but more challenges. “Wildhorse Golf Course is a short, narrow golf course with trees lining basically every fairway so even with the slightest miss, you are finding yourself having to punch shots below trees and work around them. Not very easy,” said Tyrell.

The rain poured so hard that Wilson’s club slipped right out of his grips during a shot and flew into a pond on the side of one of the greens.

Overall, the team came in second to Boulder City again, and Fowles logged another second place finish shooting a 76 for the day. “”I played really solid today. I just had a couple holes get away from me. Once I get rid of those little mistakes, I think I can really start shooting some good scores,” said Fowles.  Min June Shim finished in tenth, Johnson finished eleventh, Hulet in twelfth, and Hampsten in nineteenth. Wilson missed the cut, but said that he’s looking forward to improving in next week’s match.

“Disappointing day for me,” said Hulet. “I played the first four holes one over which was a really good start for me. Then I fell apart on the fifth hole and never really recovered. The biggest reason was terrible wedge play which was frustrating because I am normally very comfortable with a wedge in my hand. There was not much I could do about it so I focused on maintaining my composure. Finished with a disappointing 102, 11 shots worse than my last round there. I plan to move past this and focus on next week’s tournament.”

Their next match will be on April 3 when they play at Las Vegas National Golf Club against Chaparral.