Demons place one, two, three at home golf tournament |

Demons place one, two, three at home golf tournament

A sweep of the leaderboard earned the Glenwood Springs golf team an additional reward when the scores where tabulated at Friday’s Demon Invitational.”No practice this weekend,” said a smiling Coach Bryan Whiting to his Demon golfers after winning the six-team event by 27 strokes ahead of runner-up Battle Mountain.”This course is tough for out-of-towners to play,” Whiting said of the 9-hole Glenwood Springs Golf Club course in West Glenwood. The final scores proved the Demons’ head coach right. Glenwood golfers – Cody Nelson, who shot an individual-player best 73, runner-up Kevin Warkentin (75) and Tory Garling, who carded a 78 – were the only players in the field to break 80.How dominant were the Demons individually on their home course? Try five strokes.Barrett Chow of Battle Mountain snapped Glenwood’s leaderboard streak by posting a fourth-best round of 82. Rifle, who sent a host of younger players to “The Hill,” took fourth place in the team standings, led by a strong round of 85 from Eric Copen. The rest of the Bears’ foursome all had finishing scores of 100 or better.Klayton Costanzo, one of Rifle’s junior varsity golfers, displayed a ray of brilliance of his own. The Bear freshman won the individual JV medal with a 73 – the same score as Nelson – the varsity tournament winner.Roaring Fork, minus No. 1 player Hayden Winkler, carded a combined total of 344. Darren Parker, with a score of 100, had the Rams’ best round.The tour resumes after Labor Day with a two-day trip for most Western Slope teams to Steamboat (Wednesday) and Craig (Thursday).

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