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Rifle Creek Golf Course represented itself well at the weekend’s Rocky Mountain Open golf tournament in Grand Junction.

The pro winner, Kyle Daniell, used to be an assistant pro at the course.

Rifle Creek’s head pro, Tad Holloway, finished just two strokes behind Daniell and a logjam of other competitors.



One of Rifle Creek’s members, Roger Walters, finished second in the amateur division.

And, finally, Walters and Holloway were members of the winning team in four-ball competition.



Daniell won out in a Sunday playoff forced by a five-way tie atop the leaderboard at the end of 54 holes of play. Daniell, Ironbridge Golf Club’s Doug Rohrbaugh, Brian Kortan, Charles Soule and Scott Petersen all had 204s entering extra time.

Walters’ 217 over 54 holes placed him one shot behind amateur Carter Mathies.

Rocky Mountain Open play was held at both Lincoln Park and Tiara Rado golf courses.

The Sunlight Ski Patrol is beginning its annual Outdoor Emergency Care (OEC) class Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Sopris Elementary School.

OEC is a training program for patrollers and others in the recreation community who deal with emergency situations. The nationally recognized program is designed to help manage the toughest emergencies, in all seasons, and is tailored to the non-urban rescuer. Class participants must be 15 or older.

Information: Marguerite, 945-5833.

The Defiance Volleyball Club program is looking for coaches.

No coaching experience is necessary, but volleyball experience is helpful. Coaches needed for all skill levels and ages.

If interested, or for more information, contact club director Denise Greene at 984-3813 or greene@sopris.net.

Rifle Creek Golf Course is hosting its annual Labor Day Tournament and Pro-Am Aug. 29-31.

The Pro-Am is Aug. 29 and begins with a 1 p.m. shotgun start. A $75 entry fee includes carts. Aug. 30 and 31 are reserved for the amateurs. The flighted tournament’s $100 entry fee includes carts.

Information: 625-1093.

Three Rivers Youth Football still has team player openings for its Glenwood youth teams (third- through sixth-graders), which begin their games after Labor Day.

If your child is interested, contact Susie Kellogg at 384-0268.

The Tri-Glenwood Triathlon is looking for volunteers for a number of jobs, most of which take place on race day, Sept. 7. Volunteers receive a T-shirt and a ticket to the post-race picnic.

Information/to volunteer: Kim, 945-7724.


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