Western Slope golfers make waves at state golf tourney
Western Slope golfers made waves on the watery course of the Girls 4A State Golf Championships at Windsor Tuesday.
Eagle Valley finished fifth as a team in the 4A state meet while Montrose finished third.
Powerhouse Mullen won the team title with a composite, two-round total of 491.
Broomfield was second with 512.
To calculate team scores at the state golf meet, the top three scores for each team are totaled after each of the two rounds. For teams with four qualified golfers, the highest score from each round was thrown out.
Montrose totaled 572 for third place with Pueblo East fourth (577) and Eagle Valley fifth (582).
Kristin Walla, a freshman for the Basalt/Aspen golf team, led area players by finishing eighth individually with rounds of 89 and 84 at the Pelican Lakes Golf and Country Club in Windsor.
Two individual Rifle golfers also qualified for the 4A state meet. Gracie Filiss of the Bears finished tied for 27th at the state meet with rounds of 95-96-191.
Skylar Bell, also of Rifle, shot 106-105-211 in her first state championship.
Erin Sterkel of Eagle Valley finished 22nd individually with 95-91-186.Charly Hoehn of the Devils shot 99-96-195 to finish 34th.
Miranda Cox was tied for 44th with her rounds of 105-96-201.
Lindsay Browder of Gunnison led all Western Slope players with her third-place finish. She shot rounds of 80 and 83 for a 163 total.
Mullen’s Kelly Burke and Ashley Tait finished the 36-hole tournament deadlocked at 158.
Burke shot 83 and 75 while Tait shot the same scores in reverse order.
Tait then defeated defending state champion Burke in a two-hole, sudden-death playoff for the individual title.
Lindsay Scott of Moffat County was tied fof fifth with a 167 total from rounds of 84 and 83.
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