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Rifle Elks golf tournament sees big initial turnout

RIFLE — Seventy-one kids took part in the first running of the Rifle Elks Junior Golf Tournament, which was held Tuesday at Rifle Creek Golf Course.

Entrants came from towns within Garfield County as well as Grand Junction, Meeker and Basalt.

Ages ranged from 4 to 18 years old. There was an 18-hole tournament for boys and giels, a nine-hole tournament for boys and girls, and a three-hole tournament for beginner golfers.

Winners included Alyx Carter of Rifle, who won the girls 18-hole tournament and was followed by second-place Monica Spaulding of Rifle and Masi Smith of Rifle. Peyton Caldwell of Rifle won the girls nine-hole tournament and was followed by Caitlin Morgan of Rifle and Sitori Carver of Grand Junction.

In the boys tournaments, Triston Rohrbaugh of Basal took first with Jacob Smith and Wyatt Carter of Rifle taking second and third, respectively, in the 18-hole tourney. Brandon Denny of Rifle won the nine-hole tournament, with Rifle’s Alex Booth taking second and Rifle’s Cody Spaulding finishing third.

The tournament was organized and run by the Rifle Elks Lodge, a non-profit organization in Rifle. Registration for all entrants was free.

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