Rifle finishes 12th, Grand Valley 15th in prep golf tourney | PostIndependent.com

Rifle finishes 12th, Grand Valley 15th in prep golf tourney

MONTROSE, Colorado ” Wednesday wasn’t the best of days for Rifle’s Klayton Costanzo, who was rolling along at just 2-over-par at a Montrose High School-hosted boys golf tournament at Bridges Golf Course.

And then a bee sting forced the junior, who was right in the mix with the day’s other top swingers, to withdraw.

In Costanzo’s absence, Alex Haynes posted the Bears’ top score, carding an 87. Hunter Finger chipped in with a 99, Hogan Peterson a 102 and Jacob Withee a 107. Rifle finished 12th overall.

Cortez won out in the team standings, its golfers combining on a 227, a stroke ahead of host Montrose and three shots ahead of Grand Junction Central.

Clark Ricaberger of Pagosa Springs took top individual honors, carding a 71. He was tailed by a third-place triumvirate of Cortez’s Dominic Johnson (73) and Central’s Calen Hoppe (73) and Chad Johnson (73).

Grand Valley also attended Wednesday’s tournament. Individual scores were not available at press time, but the Cardinals did finish 15th overall (301).

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