Demon golfers ready for state |

Demon golfers ready for state

Post Independent Writer
Post Independent File Photo/KELLEY COX Kammi Ivie, here seen lining up a putt in an earlier tournament this year, is one of three Glenwood Springs golfers competing at the 4A state tournament in Colorado Springs. It's the first time Ivie, a junior, has qualified for state. Jacy Reynolds and Amanda Whiting will also participate in the 36-hole, two-day event.

Two-day, 36-hole event starts today

By Phil Sandoval

Post Independent Staff

Jacy Reynolds, Kammi Ivie and Amanda Whiting have become experts at rewriting the history of Glenwood Springs girls golf.

At last week’s regionals, the three Demons set a new school standard in becoming the largest contingent to qualify for the 4A state tournament.

Now, the three have their sights aimed on earning the school’s first state medal in eight years at the 36-hole event, which begins this morning at the Colorado Springs Country Club.

It’s the second trip to state in as many seasons for Reynolds, whose 96 under rainy, wind-whipped conditions earned the junior a sixth-place tie in the regional tournament at Grand Junction’s Tiara Rado Golf Course.

She will be the Glenwood player first to tee off on Monday. Reynolds’ opening-round threesome includes Palisade’s Melissa Rupp and Brandi Watkins from Canon City, starting from Hole No. 10 at 9:24 a.m.

Ivie and Whiting, who both shot rounds of 102 last week at Tiara Rado, begin play from No. 10 at 9:33 a.m. and 9:42 a.m., respectively.

Ivie has drawn Jessica Shuck of Pine Creek and Colorado Springs Liberty’s Kylin Fisher as day-one playing partners. Whiting’s group includes another Liberty golfer in Courtney Burgan and Leanne Johnson from La Junta.

After completion of Monday’s first-round of 18 holes, the playing groups and tee times will be revised according to the day’s scores prior to starting Tuesday’s concluding round.

Along with a team champion and runner-up being crowned, the 10 lowest-scoring individuals will also receive state medals. Along with a team champion and runner-up being crowned, the 10 lowest-scoring individuals will also receive state medals.

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