Hauer’s strong finish nets 8th place
GYPSUM — Teig Hauer shot a 5-over 77 to finish in a tie for eighth place individually, helping the Rifle High School boys golf team to an eighth-place finish in the 4A bracket of the Eagle Valley Invitational boys golf tournament Wednesday at Gypsum Creek Golf Course.
Hauer, who had a pair of triple-bogeys and a par on the first three holes he played in the tournament, rebounded by shooting 1-under par for the remaining 15 holes of the tournament. He followed a triple bogey on the third hole with his only birdie of the day, then made par for the final 14 holes.
Hauer tied with Dave Metzker of Summit for eighth place. Hayden Plewe of Montezuma-Cortez took medalist honors with a 1-under 71, notching a three-stroke victory over Keaton Reiher of Delta and Riley Willis of Montrose.
Cody Capwell of Rifle shot an 81, Wyatt Carter added a 90 and Daulton Bornholdt shot a 113 to cap the Bears’ scoring. Steamboat Springs shot 230 as a team to win the team title, with Cortez (234) and Montrose (235) following. Rifle finished tied for sixth with Palisade with a 248.
In the 3A tournament, Tristan Rohrbaugh and Peter Steckler of Basalt each shot a 78 to tie for medalist honors individually. Vail Mountain School won the tournament’s team title with a score of 242, with the Longhorns (245) following.
Aspen finished third at 247, with Coal Ridge (260) in fourth. Tyler Scott’s 80 was the best round of the day for the Titans. For Grand Valley, J.T. Kellibrew’s 96 was the best round of the day for the Cardinals.
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Area prep basketball teams begin their 2019-20 campaigns with tournament action both home and away this weekend.