Central's Prom wins third tourney in rowSep 29, 2017 By Scott Akanewich, Sports Editor
Golfers usually don't win every week.
However, most golfers aren't Samalie Prom.
The Rustlers of Central Wyoming College have played three events this fall season so far and the freshman from Logan, Utah, has won three trophies to begin her collegiate golfing career.
On Thursday and Friday of last week at the Northeastern Junior College Invitational in Sterling, Colorado, Prom fired a two-day score of 99-88-187 to win by a healthy 12 strokes over runner-up Caitlyn Jacobs of Northeastern.
However, it wasn't as easy as it's been in the opening two tourneys of the season, as Prom posted an opening-round 99 and found herself five shots behind Jacobs following Thursday's 18 holes on the par-73, 6,076-yard layout.
But, both golfers' fortunes reversed on Friday, as Prom was back to her usual self, shooting an 88, while Jacobs ballooned to a 105, providing Prom with the double-digit margin of victory.
Overall, the Lady Rustlers finished second to the hosts in the team competition with a score of 475-434-906 (plus-322), with the Lady Plainsmen posting 431-434-865 (plus-281).
Central's Tara Cottrill finished third with a card of 109-101-210, while Kaylee Smith was eighth with 124-109-233 and Ariana Curtis 10th at 143-133-276.
Central head coach Russ Holgate was proud of how his squad performed, he said.
"I felt like we had the best showing of our ladies so far this season," said Holgate. "They had a rough start on Thursday, but came back on Friday ready to play and every one of them improved their scores on Friday."
On the men's side, a familiar face to Fremont County golf was atop the victory stand, as former Lander Valley Tigers golfer Trey Massey of Eastern Wyoming College won with a score of 71-73-144, good for a two-shot victory over Lancers teammate George Elliott (72-74-146) and Ronnie Quick of McCook Community College (73-73-146), who tied for second.
Central's Garret Phillips (78-73-151) and Kaleb Spiva (72-79-151) were the lowest Rustlers on the leaderboard, in a tie for ninth, with teammates Dustin Corun (23rd, 80-83-163), Dawson Ritt (27th, 81-84-165), Cameron Carter (29th, 86-81-167), Ben Stoinski (33rd, 87-88-175), Kolbey Wells (33rd, 90-85-175) and Justin Blan (37th, 100-93-193) rounding out the field.
As a team, Central was fourth at 317-317-634, behind winners Eastern Wyoming (297-299-596).
Holgate singled out Phillips and Spiva for their efforts.
"Kaleb and Garret both put two pretty good rounds together to finish in the top 10 and lead the team to a fourth-place finish," he said. "As a team, they committed to playing 36 holes of golf no matter what. I'm proud of them because they did just that."
Central will next play this week at McCook Community College.