Demons golfers roll at Rolling Hills
The Glenwood Springs High School girls golf team proved Tuesday it stacks up pretty well against the state’s big schools. The 4A Demons beat out a number of Class 5A schools for a second-place finish out of 40 teams at the 11th annual Ashley Forey Invitational at Rolling Hills Country Club in Golden.Glenwood finished with a team score of 270, edging Cherry Creek, which posted the same score but lost the tiebreaker. Another 4A squad, Mullen, took the team title with 259.”We wanted to compete with some bigger schools and I think it was a very rewarding experience for the girls,” Glenwood Springs coach Kathy Whiting said. “I think it boosted their confidence, but, on the other hand, I don’t thing they are overconfident.Jacy Reynolds paced the Demons with her all-time best tournament round. The senior finished tied for seventh with a round of 80 on the par-73 course. “She’s reworking her swing and playing tournaments with it, so it must be working,” Whiting said of Reynolds.Becca Huffer of Littleton and Dawn Shockley of Estes Park had the day’s low rounds, both coming in at 74. Broomfield’s Stefanie Ferguson was two strokes back in third place, and Aspen’s Kristin Walla finished in a three-way tie for fourth at 78.Glenwood senior Kammi Ivie posted a round of 89 to help the Demons in the team race. Emily Hauptli and Lisa Richards came in at 101 and 103, respectively, to round out the Glenwood scorers. Hauptli’s mark was the tiebreaker against Cherry Creek to seal the second-place finish.”The really cool thing about Lisa and Emily is, they had never picked up a golf club until last year,” Whiting said. “We provided them with team clubs last year and now they are in our top four.” At last week’s Black Canyon Invitational at Montrose’s Black Canyon Golf Club, the site of Tuesday’s Western Regional Tournament, Reynolds posted an 84, and Ivie carded an 86. Richards and Hauptli had scores of 96 and 101, respectively.
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