Photos: Rifle Invitational girls golf tournament |

Photos: Rifle Invitational girls golf tournament

Jon Mitchell
Citizen Telegram Sports Editor
Palisade's Aly Shuman tees off on the sixth hole during the Rifle Invitational girls golf tournament at Rifle Creek Golf Course on Tuesday. Shuman finished fifth in the 61-player field by carding an 89.
Jon Mitchell / Citizen Telegram |

Rifle High School’s girls golf team played host to 61 girls from around the Western Slope and 10 full-sized teams during the annual Rifle Invitational girls golf tournament on Tuesday at Rifle Creek Golf Course.

The Bears managed a respectable finish, placing fifth among the 10 teams there. Montrose finished first with a low team score of 281, with Palisade (285), Glenwood Springs (286), Fruita Monument (292) and Rifle (295) all following.

Winning medalist honors was Kiselya Plewe of Dolores, who carded a 5-over 77 to notch a four-shot victory in the individual standings. Finishing second was Lauren Murphy of Glenwood Springs with an 81, with Rifle’s Elly Walters taking third with an 84. Another local finisher was Melissa Steinbach of Coal Ridge, who finished sixth with a score of 90.

Other finishers for Rifle included Caitlin Morgan (105), Toni Booth (106), Raychel Page (108) and Savannah Seay (108). Grand Valley’s finishers included Kayla Holbrook (135) and Alexus Boetcher (148). The Bears also had a JV team in Jacy Hauer (114), Jessie Pressler (110), Tori Pressler (112), Eve Miller (123) and Kayla Burwell (145).

For Coal Ridge, finishers included Steinbach, Cheyanne Williams (107), Macy Elmer (131) and Brittany Rhodes (140).

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