Demons, Bears open state golf tourney

Phil Sandoval

Jacy Reynolds and Jenny Hughes played good enough golf to qualify for the Class 4A state girls golf tournament.

Now, the challenge facing the two area golfers is how well they will fare for two days of competition against the best of the classification in Colorado.

Both Reynolds and Hughes, of Glenwood Springs and Rifle High Schools, respectively, begin their quest for a state medal at 8:30 a.m. this morning at the West Woods Golf Course in Arvada.

Reynolds had a round of 104 and tied for eighth place at the recently-held Western Regional Tournament at Cotton Ranch Golf Club in Gypsum.

The Demon sophomore is the first Glenwood Springs girls golfer to qualify for state since Jennifer Classen and Barbie Riley made the cut in 1994.

In the regular season Reynolds finished second in three tournaments.

Hughes, a junior, shot a 105 at Cotton Ranch. Both golfers are scheduled to tee off from Hole No. 10.

Reynolds’ day-one partners are Brittany Hutton of Moffat County and Erin Sterkel from Eagle Valley.

Hughes is matched with Elizabeth’s Alecia Hickmore and Liz Floyd of Aspen.

Along with the team championship, the 10 lowest individual scores will receive state medals.

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