Glenwood solid in first action
Post Independent Staff
GRAND JUNCTION ” All the preseason preparation produced dividends for the Demons in the girls golf opener Monday.
Coach Kathy Whiting said all of the top golfers on the Glenwood Springs High School girls team spent an appreciable amount of time on area golf courses last summer, and it paid off.
As a team, Glenwood’s 293 team score earned the Demons third place at the 12-team Grand Junction Central Warrior Invitational, held at Tiara Rado Golf Course.
Glenwood finished the 18-hole tournament with the best team score among Class 4A Western Slope schools. The team tournament champion, Fruita Monument who stroked a combined 270 and runner-up Grand Junction, who hit a 292, compete in Class 5A.
Individually, Glenwood’s Jacy Reynolds opened the year with a strong showing. The junior’s 89 put her in second place, a shot up on 2003 4A state qualifier Charly Hoehn of Eagle Valley. Jessica McKay of Fruita Monument dominated the field with a 76.
Like most of the golfers who played on Monday, Reynolds said “the beginning was frustrating.”
She admitted having problems with driving early, but “started getting back to playing” by the sixth hole. “I started concentrating on making my shots and focusing on one thing, and then I was fine,” said Reynolds.
After the poor start, Reynolds made up for driving problems with her short game. The junior’s best hole of the day came on No. 9 when she nailed home a birdie.
Reynolds was one of two Demon golfers to record a birdie on Monday. Junior Kammi Ivie, who carded a 103, scored her birdie on No. 18. Mai Le Keller finished a shot ahead of her teammate with a 102.
Rifle, the other participating area team, finished with a score of 365 and was led by senior Jenny Hughes’ 104.
The Western Slope girls golf tour resumes this morning at 9 a.m. at Bookcliff County Club in Grand Junction.
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