For the second straight week the Emery Spartans golf team delivered a second place performance in Region 15 play, this time shooting a 374 Thursday afternoon at the Moab Golf Club.
Oakley Toomer again posted the team’s low score finishing with an 83 as Emery topped Manti by one stroke for second place. Grand once again ran away with the meet with a team score of 318. San Juan finished just two strokes behind Emery and Gunnison eight. North Sevier finished last with a 415.
McCoy Holt ended with a 95, second on the Spartans squad that continues to chip away at Manti’s second place lead. Race Nielson shot a 97, Shaidyn Killpack finished with a 99, Deryk Fuller 107 and Logan Healey 125.
The region season will now move to Millsite, the home course for the Emery Spartans, on Thursday, Sept. 1. Grand has a commanding 163 shot lead over second place Manti, but the battle for second and third is beginning to heat up.
Rebounding from a difficult start to open the season at Soldier Hollow, the Spartans have finished above Manti in each of the last two meets. Now trailing by only 11 strokes for second, Emery will look to capitalize on their home course advantage.
Below is the current Region 15 standings entering the fourth meet at Millsite:
1- Grand- 958
2- Manti- 1,121
3- Emery- 1,132
4- San Juan- 1,161
5- Gunnison- 1,182
6- N. Sevier- 1,272