Golfers getting ready for tough state meet


Lindsey Scott and Kristen Reid have never played Colorado City's, Hollydot Golf Course.

And though Coach Chuck Cobb has never even seen the Southern Colorado links, the mystery doesn't spook the Lady Bulldogs.

"My Dad's been down there, and he said that it's comparable to Yampa Valley Golf Course," Scott said. "It's about 6,000 yards, which is about the same as here, so it shouldn't be too hard."

Next Monday and Tuesday, the two, state-qualified Lady 'Dogs will hit the Hollydot links along with 70 other golfers for a shot winning the State Tournament.

The tournament is a 36-hole, two-day event.

This will be Scott's third trip to the state meet. She has gone every year she's been in high school.

This will be Reid's first, and last, trip to the state meet.

In a playoff at the Regional meet on May 9, the senior beat teammate and close friend, Vannesa Wilson, in a one-hole, sudden-death playoff.

Reid stroked a season-best 97 at regionals, which tied her with Wilson.

Scott earned her state spot by shooting an 85, which was the second-best score at the Regional Tournament. Basalt/Roaring Forks' Amanda Rubin edged her out by a stroke for the championship.

In Scott's opinion, the 85 she shot at regionals isn't up to state standards.

"If I shoot anything over an 82, I won't be happy," she said. "But I feel good, and I've been playing well in practice."

Unlike Scott, Reid's week leading up to her first state meet has been a little more troublesome. She has agitated her back, which also acted up during the Regional meet.

She has been receiving treatments throughout the week to curb the pain.

Aside from her back, Reid said she has also been having trouble with her game.

"My swing is sometimes there and sometimes it's not," Reid said. "I've been overswinging, which is a mental mistake."

Reid said she is also having trouble with her putting, which she worked on at the end of last week's practices.

She has tried to correct her swing with increased focus, and has tried to reduce the mental pressure involved with the state meet.

While both linksters are excited to play, Scott has taken a rather stoic outlook to state.

"By the time you get to state, practicing isn't going to make any difference," she said. "When it comes down to performing at state, you either have it, or you don't."

The state tournament is scored by totaling a golfer's scores from two days of play the lowest wins.

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