Rifle finishes fifth at Battle Mountain Invitational boys golf tournament


EAGLE-VAIL — Ty Caron shot an 82 to lead the way for the Rifle High School boys golf team, which finished fifth in the team standings in the 11-team Battle Mountain Invitational at Eagle-Vail Golf Course on Tuesday.

Caron’s score, the top score of the day for the Bears, was good enough for a seventh-place tie individually with Tanner Crisofulli and Mitch Lee of Battle Mountain. The Huskies, who also got a second-place score of 77 from Taylor Peel, earned a six-stroke victory in the race to the team title.

Battle Mountain’s score of 241 won it, with Aspen (247), Montrose and Friuta Monument (249) and Rifle (251) following.

The Bears, who finished second as a team at the Coal Ridge Invitational at Lakota Canyon Golf Club on Monday, also got scores of 83 from Wyatt Carter, 86 from Teig Hauer, 94 from Cody Campbell and 110 from Dalton Bornholdt.

Winning the tournament was Cooper Gould of Vail Christian, whose 76 on Tuesday earned him a one-stroke victory in the individual standings. Clayton Crawford of Aspen and Troy Dangler of Fruita finished in a third-place tie with a 79, with Aspen’s Will Hazen and Montrose’s Zane Sauer tying for fifth with an 81.

Rifle will continue tournament play today when it travels to Gypsum Creek Golf Course. The Bears will host the Rifle Invitational at Rifle Creek Golf Course on Thursday, finishing a stretch of four tournaments in four days.

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