Area golf squads continue to go low
Two weeks into the 2005 season, area prep boys golf teams have started to post a slew of low scores on the Western Slope tour.Glenwood Springs, which had three of its top four players notch scores in the high 70s, finished fourth among 18 teams at Tuesday’s Grand Junction Central Invitational at Tiara Rado Golf Course.The Demons’ combined 235 score was the lowest overall total Glenwood has posted as a team this season. Fruita Monument earned the tournament’s team championship when it beat Durango in a one-hole playoff after the two teams completed 18 holes with identical team scores of 224.Tory Garling and Matt McAdow had the best individual rounds for the Demons’ four-person squad at 78. The score placed the teammates in a three-way tie for 14th place among individuals. Cody Nelson came in at 86. Jason Whiting carded a round of 106.Adam Joiner of Roaring Fork recorded the lowest score among area golfers. The Rams senior’s 74 took fifth place overall. Last week, Joiner won the ’05 season’s first individual tournament, held at Battlement Mesa Golf Course. As a team, Roaring Fork finished 13th at 264. Basalt, led by Jim Knous’ 17th-place individual round of 79, took sixth place in the team standings with a score of 241, one stroke back of host Grand Junction Central and two shots up of Grand Junction’s 243. Grand Valley, who came in at 271, was 15th.Colton Cowan posted an 83 to record the lowest individual score for the Cardinals.At Monday’s Tiger Invitational at Bookcliff Country Club, Matt Hubbell of Rifle High’s 74 was the lowest score among area prep golfers. The mark earned the junior a tie for sixth place. Glenwood’s McAdow and Cody Nelson finished in a three-way tie for 11th place with Rifle’s Mike Sours at 78. In the team standings, Rifle recorded a 231, to earn fifth place. Glenwood totaled in at 239, earning an eighth-place tie with Delta.The Western Slope golf tour resumes this morning at Rifle Creek Golf Course for the annual Bear Invitational. All six area schools who field boys golf teams are scheduled to participate.
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