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Rifle second to one at Montrose golf tourney

Playing in its third golf tournament in four days, the Rifle boys golf team didn’t show much of sign of fatigue on Thursday.Instead, the Bears shot a team score of 229, putting them in a tie for second place with Steamboat Springs at the Montrose Indian Invitational at Cobble Creek Golf Club.Glenwood, playing in its fourth tournament in four days, didn’t appear tired either, combining for a 236 and tying for the fifth-place spot with Eagle Valley.Playing on the 6,900-yard, par-72 course, which includes a 608-yard par-five hole, Rifle’s Brandon Forney and Glenwood’s Cody Nelson each carded 74s to tie for fifth in the individual standings. Bear freshman Klayton Costanzo fired off another top 10 performance in his first prep season, turning in a score of 76 and finishing in a tie for eighth place.Fruita took the overall team title, edging Rifle by three strokes and recording a 226. Cortez’s Dominick Johnson was the individual champion, shooting a 70.Basalt finished in fourth place as a team, totaling a 232. Longhorn Jim Knous finished in a tie for third individually, hitting a 73.The Bears and Demons will return to the links on Monday when they both tee off in the Rifle Invitational at Rifle Creek Golf Course. Fellow area teams Grand Valley, Roaring Fork and Coal Ridge will also be joining in on the action. All teams will begin the tournament at 9 a.m. in a shotgun start.

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