Bowers and Hamby earn All-Conference honors

Courtesy photo PHS junior Brody Hamby, second from left, and sophomore Elyn Bowers, second from right, pose after battling stormy weather and tough opponents to place in the top 10 and earn All-Conference honors at the 3A West Qualifier in Lander on Sept. 8-9. Also pictured are Head Coach Luke Myszewski, left, and Assistant Coach Brady Schaefer, right.

PINEDALE – The brief high school fall golf season wrapped up in mid-September, kicking off the first round of post-season awards.

Pinedale High School junior Brody Hamby and sophomore Elyn Bowers both broke into the top 10 at the 3A West Qualifier in Lander on Sept. 8-9, picking up All-Conference honors.

Hamby placed eighth at the qualifiers, posting 171 after two days of competition.

Hamby’s top performance of the season took place a week earlier at the Terry Berg Invitational, also in Lander, on Sept. 1-2. Hamby captured second place with a gross of 155. He tallied 74 strokes on the first day, the top score posted on the leaderboard in boys’ varsity at the two-day event and only 3 over par.

Hamby placed fifth at the Evanston Invitational on Aug. 25-26 with a cumulative score of 158 (81-77). The sophomore opened the season scoring 83 strokes at the single-day Snake River Shootout in Star Valley on Aug. 10.

“Brody worked hard during the offseason playing in USGA events in Idaho and Wyoming during the summer,” said Head Golf Coach Luke Myszewski. “He participates in our local men’s league and when he is not working, you can always find him on the golf course. Even after completing 18 holes of competition, he usually wants to spend time on the range to tweak his swing and make improvements. He hits the ball far and strikes it well with his irons.”

Bowers took ninth place in girls’ varsity at the 3A West Qualifiers where she finished with 214 strokes (105-109).

Bowers’ played her top overall performance at the Terry Berg Invitational in Lander on Sept. 1-3. She posted a two-day score of 206, demonstrating consistency with 102 in the first round and 104 in the second.

At the Evanston Invitational on Aug. 25-26, Bowers tallied her best single-day score of 96, making a significant improvement from 120 on the first day.

Bowers’ opened the season scoring 107 strokes at the Snake River Shootout in Star Valley.

“Elyn has worked hard with fundamentals during the offseason and has put in tons of extra time during the season after practices to improve her game,” said Myszewski. “She can hit the ball farther than just about any girl in Wyoming, but she has worked hard this year to improve her control. She really peaked at the right moment for this season, and is one of the most competitive players we have had on the team.”