Glenwood wins Craig Invite team title
CRAIG ” The shots are falling in and the scores are getting lower at the right time for Glenwood Springs High School’s girls golf team.
Starting their final push of the regular season before next month’s Class 4A Western regional tournament at Tiera Rado Golf Course in Grand Junction, the Demons won Monday’s Craig Invitational tournament by 12 strokes over host Moffat County.
Glenwood completed the Yampa Valley Golf Club course with a team-low score of 290, compared with Moffat County’s combined round of 302.
Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley and Gunnison rounded out the top five in team scoring.
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Eagle Valley’s Mandy Preston was the tournament’s individual champ with a 18-hole round of 88, but Monday was a good day for area prep golfers.
Glenwood’s Ma Lie Keller fired a 94 for second place, a stroke up on Nikki Loschke of Grand Valley, who recorded her second top-ten score in as many tournaments.
Last Saturday, Loschke finished seventh at the Delta Tournament, held at Devils’ Thumb Golf Course.
The Demons Kammi Ivie finished fourth with a 94. Moffat County’s Amber Nicholson took fifth place, carding a 95.
Scores for Glenwood’s other varsity golfers included Jaci Reynolds 100, Anna Herr 107 and Ashley Herr with a round of 112.
On Thursday, the Demons get a rare chance to compete close to home.
Glenwood, along with Rifle and Grand Valley, are scheduled to compete in the two-day, 36-hole Grand Valley Invitational.
The action begins with a 1 p.m. start on the links at Battlement Mesa Golf Course.
The tournament concludes Friday morning at Rifle Creek Golf Course.
The Demons finish up a busy week of play on Saturday with another 18-hole event, at Montrose’s Cobble Creek Golf Course for the annual Indian Invitational.
Afterward, the regular season Western Slope girls golf tour wraps up with scheduled stops in Gypsum on April 29, followed by the May 6 Skier Invitational, to take place at the Aspen Golf Course.
The 4A Western Regional meet will be held on Tuesday, May 11 where the winning team, along with the best individual scores advance to the two-day long 4A state champions in Colorado Springs on May 17-18.
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