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VHS golf heads into fall season with new coach

Aug 31, 2023 03:23PM ● By Catherine Garrett


The Viewmont High boys golf team begins this year with a new coach, yet one who already knows his way around campus. Cameron Gardner is also the girls basketball coach and takes over the program for Jeff Emery who remains as the Vikings’ athletic director.

“We have six seniors on this year’s team who are pushing each other to get better every day,” said Gardner, referring to Zac Andersen, Oliver Boulter, Kade Cannon, Easton Fox, Luke Gardner and Avery Jones. “We have some great underclassmen as well.” 

Also on the VHS squad this fall are junior James Gardner; sophomores Michael Archibald, Kimball Essig, Oliver Gladwell and Brigham Shupe; and freshmen Corver Barnes, Jack Clegg, Joseph Gladwell and Samuel Sessions.

In their first tournament at Bountiful Ridge Aug. 14, the Vikings took first with a team score of 292. Viewmont was led by 69s from Fox and Luke Gardner which tied the pair for second place, four shots behind Bonneville’s Parker Bunn. Jones shot a 75 while James Gardner and Barnes were also in the 70s with a 79.

“The team played great today,” Gardner said. “Hopefully, we can keep the momentum going forward.”

At Schneiters Riverside Aug. 21, Luke Gardner tied for fourth, shooting a 73, as the Vikings placed fifth. Also playing for Viewmont were Jones who had a 75, Fox with a 77, Barnes, James Gardner 78 and Gladwell 78, Cannon 85 and Boulter 87.

Luke Gardner and Barnes shot 76s at Eaglewood Aug. 22 to tie for third while leading the Vikings to a second-place finish as a team. Fox’s 79 tied him for 10th.

Also competing for Viewmont were Boulter, who shot an 80, Jones an 81, James Gardner an 82, Cannon an 86 and Gladwell an 88.

Also on the Region 5 schedule are tournaments at Eagle Mountain Aug. 28, Lakeside Sept. 7, Sun Hills Sept. 11, Schneiters Bluff Sept. 14 and Crane Field Sept. 18. The Region championship will be held the last week of September with the 5A state tournament at Fox Hollow Oct. 9-10.