A leg up on the competition?
GRAND JUNCTION ” Determination, grit and some aspirin were all Jacy Reynolds needed to get a round of golf in Wednesday.
After swallowing down a couple of pills to soothe the ache of her surgically-repaired knee, Reynolds went on to win the individual title at the Palisade Invitational.
Admitting that Wednesday’s rainy, windy, cold weather “makes my knee cramp up a little bit,” the Demons senior had few problems operating on the knee she injured during basketball season.
The weather bothered Reynolds’ concentration more than her golf swing.
“I wasn’t worried about my score,” she said. “I just wanted to get the round over with.”
Entering the clubhouse, soaking wet, Reynolds had tied Valerie Hoppe, of Grand Junction Central, for the tournament lead with a score of 82.
Reynolds earned the individual title via a scorecard playoff. On hole No. 6, the card playoff hole, Reynolds needed four shots to complete the hole to Hoppe’s five.
“Jacy showed a lot of dedication today. I respect that,” said Glenwood coach Kathy Whiting. “I have a lot of respect for how hard she worked to stay up on that knee, play her game and overcome the pain and swelling on her knee.”
As a team, the Demons put together their second strong performance in as many days.
Aided by Kammi Ivie’s eighth-place 94, Class 4A Glenwood took fourth place with a score of 293, two strokes back of third-place Grand Junction, a Class 5A school. Grand Junction Central won the team championship on a score of 271. Fruita Monument was second at 274.
Glenwood’s Emily Hauptli carded a 117. Teammate Lisa Richards finished with a round of 120.
Rifle finished seventh in the 12-team field with 311. Ashley Chastain had the lowest score among the five Bears golfers with a 101. Trisha Wailes and Kelsey Mallicoat each shot 105. Carrie Kreimier stroked a 109. Kori Kosht finished at 115.
The Demons and Bears are both off until the Demon Invitational at The Hill in West Glenwood on April 4.
For more results see Scoreboard on page 15.
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