Demons set for home meet on ‘The Hill’
Nearly a month ago, the Glenwood Springs High School girls golf team got its season off to a solid start with a third-place finish in Grand Junction. The squad is finally back in action today and hopes to keep the momentum going on its home course when it hosts the Demon Invitational at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club.
The unseasonably warm weather has given the Glenwood players ample opportunity to stay in the swing of things during their hiatus from competition. And much of that training has been on “The Hill” at Glenwood Springs Golf Club.
“I think we’re as ready as we can be,” Glenwood coach Kathy Whiting said. “We got outside way sooner than in the past and had a good showing in our first tournament.
“I think the home tournament should be really good and we’re hoping for good results.”
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Jacy Reynolds enters as the Demons’ No. 1 player in the nine-team field that includes area squads Rifle and Grand Valley. But Whiting expects big things from some of the other players who are relatively new to the program.
Ashley Herr is one of a number of up-and-coming players for the Demons who have been proving in practice the ability to play at the varsity level.
“We’re going to be playing with a lot of new girls this year,” Whiting said. “It’s a big building year and we’ve got some good depth coming up.
“A lot of the kids who can hit the ball really well just need a little competition under their belts to give them some confidence.”
The tournament is scheduled to start at 9 a.m., but could be pushed back due to frost or weather.
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