The Utah 4A girls golf state championships were given underway at Sunbrook Golf Course on Wednesday with a couple of acquainted names atop the leaderboard.

Lexi Hamel of Snow Canyon shot the low ranking of the day with a 75 at the 18-hole route in St. George, adopted through a 76 through Tori Thomas of Desert Hills and a 77 through Bailia Milne of Pine View. The championship conculdes on Thursday. 

Hamel and Thomas were atop the Utah girls golf ranks for a while now; each have gained tournaments in addition to completed within the most sensible 3 right through the season.

Last 12 months, the state championship got here all the way down to unexpected demise amongst Hamel, Thomas and Gracie Richens of Dixie High.

Thomas got here out victorious.

“Tori won it last year so she’s trying to repeat that as well, she’s got a little added pressure,” mentioned Desert Hills trainer Laurie Dyer. “She shot 76 so she’s in a good position for tomorrow.”

Hamel and Thomas have historical past and, with the absolute best rankings of Day One, they glance to be the avid gamers to overcome heading into the second one day of motion.

But with Milne lurking only one shot in the back of Thomas and two pictures in the back of Hamel, the Pine View golfer has a shot to overhaul them Thursday.

Desert Hills leads staff festival

In the staff festival, Desert Hills was once operating away with the lead — once more.

The Thunder led the sector with a ranking of 337 after Wednesday’s motion, adopted through Lehi with 360 and fellow Region nine staff Snow Canyon with 361.

Desert Hills has gained the previous 8 staff state championships.

“I still get enjoyment out of it, it’s still exciting, and it gets more nerve-racking every single time trying to make sure they repeat,” Dyer mentioned. “It’s a lot of pressure on the girls as well to make sure they get it done.”