Four Glenwood golfers set to compete in Regionals
They might not get the notoriety that they deserve in the community, but Holden and Linc Kleager, Drew Broadhurst and Tanner Korn have all quietly put together solid seasons on the links as members of the Basalt Longhorns golf team due to the Glenwood Springs Demons being unable to field enough members for a team of their own.
Alas, the group of four hasn’t complained about the difficult set-up of playing for a different school while traveling long distances to play the game that they love.
Now, with the biggest invitational of the season coming up, Tuesday, at Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs, with a practice round set for Monday afternoon.
For Basalt head coach Kenny Doerrer, having the four Glenwood boys on his team has been an added boost for the Longhorns squad all season long.
“Having those four has been wonderful,” Doerrer said. “They’re all unique in their own right as golfers. The Kleager brothers are our leaders. Holden has been playing the best golf all year, and he’s really set the tone for us. Linc is just very consistent. As for Drew, he’s capable of shooting in the 70s every time out, and can win a match for us with his low scores. Although Tanner has struggled at times this year and is disappointed in some of his rounds, he’s had a tremendous week of practice, so he’s raring to get out there.”
With other local teams such as Rifle and Coal Ridge competing at regionals, Tuesday, there will be plenty of Western League representatives in Steamboat Springs looking to bring home the win.
Getting a chance to play a practice round, Monday, on the Haymaker course will allow the Kleager brothers, Broadhurst and Korn the chance to continue to grow comfortable on a course that they played on just a few weeks ago.
Although they’ve already played all 18 holes previously, Doerrer said that Monday’s practice round will offer them a chance to work on their course management skills while also coming up with a plan to attack each hole.
“Monday’s round is a big help for us,” Doerrer said. “Haymaker has a bunch of tricky holes, so we have to be smart and use our head.
“We also need to use the round to build confidence and get comfortable with the course once again. We’re looking to win, and I think with these kids we can do just that.”
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