The Cheyenne Wells Boys’ Golf team is loaded with four returning varsity golfers all who are capable of shooting in the 90s on any given day. That level of scores could be enough to qualify the number of players to have a team at the state tournament—something few teams in this Region have been able to accomplish.
The team will be led by senior Blake Gilmore who has golfed all four years and just missed the state qualifying cut by one stroke for the past two years. He already shot in the low-90s at the Brush Tournament where 72 golfers came together for an early-season tournament that featured a number of 5A golfers.
Other returning varsity golfers are juniors Carson Noe and Perry Chadwick. Noe is the #2 golfer so far for the Tigers and is one of the top returners in the Region. Chadwick and sophomore Zack Dickey round out the varsity team and have varsity experience from a year ago.
Three other golfers will support the team on the JV group including sophomore Chason Turner, junior Conrad Ball and sophomore Tegan Eiring. This is the first year for Eiring who, according to his coaches, “Possesses a lot of potential to fight his way into a possible varsity position later in the season.” Turner and Ball also golfed very successfully a year ago and will be able to compete against varsity golfers.
The head coach for the Tigers continues to be Devin Dickey who took the helm in 2015 and is beginning his 8th year. Dickey has been a long-time supporter of the golf team and was actually a senior when the first Tiger Golf team was formed due to Dickey going to the school board requesting they start the sport.
The longtime assistant coach is Dusty Tallman who has been with the team for most of the time since its inception. Both men have put in a lot of time into the program and the community’s young golfers.
Dickey says, “We are substantially improved this year and have put in a lot of time over the summer on the course. The boys know they have the team this year to make a lot of noise. Our goal is to qualify a complete team to state and see what we can do there.”
The players have already competed at the Brush Tournament and have 9 tournaments scheduled. They will host their own tournament in a couple of weeks.