Hawks steam along, win triangular

JEWELL – There really aren’t Nos. 1 and 2 golfers on the South Hamilton boys’ team. It’s more like 1A and 1B.

And 1A and 1B could very well be the best golfers in the state – in Class 2A, at least.

Seniors Braxton Risetter and Trevor Ullestad were their usual solid selves yesterday at the Jewell Golf and Country Club, as they led the Hawks to a runaway victory over Roland-Story and West Marshall in a triangular.

South Hamilton posted a 154. Roland-Story (175) was next, followed by West Marshall (199).

After watching Ullestad shoot under par at Monday’s West Marshall Invite, Risetter decided it was his turn to score in the red yesterday. His 1-under 35 – he birdied the par-5 third hole – nipped Ullestad (36) by a shot at the top of the leaderboard.

Ullestad had one birdie and one bogey on his card.

“They’re (Nos.) one and two in the state average wise, so they keep plugging along,” South Hamilton head coach Mark Ullestad said. “Trevor’s out working on wedges right now (as the sunlight faded yesterday) because he’s not happy with a 36.”

South Hamilton also received consistency from its other scorers; Jordan Toillion carded a 41, Chris Mogren had a 43 and Nathan Sogard put up a 44.

“I was happy with the consistency from our three, four and five guys and that’s what we’ve been preaching,” Mark Ullestad said.

Colton Osmundsen and Cole Birchmier both shot 42s for Roland-Story. Eric Newton led West Marshall with a 45.

South Hamilton will head to Lake Panorama on Saturday to compete in the Panora Invitational.