PCHS boys’ golf continues hot start
The Park City High School boys’ golf team continued cruising through Region 10 play on Thursday at Grantsville.
Playing at Oquirrh Hills Golf Course in Tooele, the Miners’ top-four scorers recorded 292 strokes, besting second-place Tooele by 15 strokes to extend their region lead over the Buffaloes to 56 strokes.
Thursday’s match finished off back-to-back tournament days for the Miners, who also won Wednesday’s competition at Overlake Golf Course in Tooele.
On Wednesday, despite windy conditions, the Miners dominated, recording a team score of 283 strokes to defeat second-place Tooele by 25 strokes.
Park City Coach George Murphy said Wednesday’s match was an early-season highlight for the squad.
“They played about as well as we’ve played the past couple of years,” he said. “Our score with our top four kids was 283, which was five under [par]. That’s a couple strokes better than our lowest score last year as a team. That was a big confidence boost, especially with how they played in the wind.”
Junior Jack Hanskat led the Miners on Wednesday, shooting a four-under-par 68.
“He really got it going,” Murphy said. “A lot of it is hitting putts. Then Jack Wright, a sophomore, shot one-under and senior Josh Lansky shot two-under. Those three did a really good job leading us [Wednesday].”
On Thursday, Eli Kimche, a freshman, stepped up to lead Park City to victory by shooting a two-under 70.
“He’s really consistent,” Murphy said. “He’s mature for his age and he’s a very solid player. He hits really solid shots. Today, he was on with his short game. He was putting everything really close on his approach shots and made some nice birdie putts.”
Hanskat was second for Park City on Thursday with a score of 73 and sophomore Dean Tsandes turned in a score of 74.
Murphy said the Miners’ depth continues to show, as does their teamwork and camaraderie.
“One through eight, these guys know they can come in and score and they get excited to do that,” he said. “They’re stoked for each other when they do well.”
The Miners have a bye week next week, but will return to the links on Thursday, Sept. 1, at Park City Golf Course. Murphy said the players are excited to play in Park City to try to extend their Region 10 even more.
“We’ve had a couple [matches] in Tooele and [the Buffaloes] have finished in second place in those matches,” he said. “Coming back outside of that area, we’ll look for our kids to capitalize on their home-course advantage and keep working on things they need to work on.”
PCHS Boys Golf Results
Wednesday at Tooele
Jack Hanskat — 68
Josh Lansky — 70
Jack Wright — 71
Eli Kimche — 74
Cole Lee — 75
Parker Cutt — 75
Dean Tsandes — 79
Zane Schemmer — 81
Thursday at Grantsville
Eli Kimche — 70
Jack Hanskat — 73
Dean Tsandes — 74
Josh Lansky — 75
Parker Cutt — 80
Zane Schemmer — 80
Jack Wright — 82
Cole Lee — 85
Team Scores Through Three Matches
Park City — 885
Tooele — 941
Stansbury — 962
Union — 980
Grantsville — 1,137
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Chase Campbell, a Park City High School sophomore, has a busy summer schedule, including the USA Cycling Mountain Bike National Championships on July 22-23.