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Longhorn boys take another

Staff ReportGlenwood Springs, CO Colorado

Of the 21 teams playing in the Warrior Invitational at Tiara Rado Golf Course in Grand Junction Tuesday, the Basalt boys squad emerged as the best, winning the contest by five strokes.Fruita Monument’s Anthony DePalma took the individual title, shooting a two-below 69 to best the 99-golfer field. Basalt’s Connor Rakowski placed second with a 71 and Jim Knous’ 73 put him in a two-way tie for third.Rifle’s Shawn Cruse secured a top-10 finish by tying for seventh overall after hitting a 75. The Bears finished in eighth place as a team with a 245 total.Grand Valley’s Colton Cowan carded an 83 to tie for 28th as the top golfer for the Cardinals, who finished 18th as a team with a 271. Glenwood Springs finished 15th with a team score of 264; the team was led by Michael Braklow, who tied for 35th place with an 84. Fellow Demon Kelby Artaz needed 85 strokes to get through the 18-hole tourney, putting him in a tie for 38th place.Craig Spaulding led the way for the Coal Ridge Titans, shooting an 85 to tie with Artaz. His teammate, Kyle Simonson, was one stroke behind him. As a team, Coal Ridge finished 17th with a 270.The Roaring Fork Rams placed 19th by combining for a 287. Max Frank played the lowest round on the team, hitting a 91 to tie for 55th place.Grand Valley will hit the links again today when it goes to Montrose to play at the Bridges at Black Canyon. The rest of the area teams will have the rest of the week off with the exception of Glenwood, which will play at Black Canyon Golf Club at Montrose on Thursday.

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