Record-setting round lifts Holt to golf title
In this case, the final scores were misleading.
Going by the final net scores on the leaderboard at the Rifle Creek Cowgirl Shootout, one could conclude that Tami Holt had a rough time defending her championship.
That’s not so.
Holt just might have to change her name to Tiger after the way she dominated the field during the two-day, 36-hole tournament.
According to the official net scores Holt’s net of 62 edged Char Fields of Grand Junction by a single stroke.
In fact, the Glenwood Springs resident pounced on the course like she owned the place.
In two days of play she tamed the course and her competition in one growl.
On Saturday, Holt had pulled herself away from the rest of the field by a commanding margin.
She finished day one with a record-setting, two-over round of 74.
The round gave Holt a four stroke lead over Mary Danielson of Denver after Saturday’s competition.
But, Holt was a little off on Sunday.
She carded a 76.
But, even with each golfer’s individual handicaps factored in there was no doubt that Holt would win.
However, there were a couple of surprises among the rest of the top four.
Fields and Julia Ignaszewski were able in move up in the final standings to second and third, respectively.
And Gretchen Godfrey, who was not in the top 10 after Saturday’s first round, slipped into fourth place by netting 66.
Erin Galbreath, also of Glenwood Springs, won the First Flight with a net score of 63.
Tournament director Nondis Lowther and Jane Baillie tied for second at 65.
There were two, two-way ties in the Second Flight. Marlene Cline and Mary Lamb tied for first-place with identical net scores of 58. Marj Fleming and Deanna Forney tied for third with net scores of 63.
Boni Rust was the Third Flight champ, followed by a second place tie between Patricia Healey and Jo Cornett. Archie Wethington and Robin Clemons tied for fourt
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