Golf team places sixth in Montrose

Girls golf team swings to season's second-best score

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The Moffat County High School girls golf team had its second-best score of the season in the first of back-to-back tournaments in southwest Colorado on Thursday.

The top three golfers for the Bulldogs combined to score a 300 on a windy day at Black Canyon Golf Course in Montrose. Moffat County finished sixth out of 10 teams with Gunnison, Montrose, Grand Junction, Fruita-Monument and Durango in front of them. Gunnison and Montrose will be in Moffat County's regional.

Senior Brittany Hutton tied her season best with an 88, which was good enough for a tie for second with Gunnison's Shelley Martin. Fruita's Jessica McKay won the tournament.

Martin ended up with second because of a better score via a scorecard playoff. In a scorecard playoff, scores on the highest handicap hole are compared and the player with the lowest score on the hole wins.

"My back is getting better and I can fix it whenever I need to now," Hutton said. "I could have been in the low 80s if it weren't for a couple of bad holes."

Senior Stephanie Kloos continued to hover above 100 with a score of 105. Freshman Amber Nicholson turned in a 107 for the round. Junior Kaylee Perry and sophomore Chelsey Herod shot 115 and 131 respectively for the other two varsity spots.

All of the Bulldogs participated in the tournament. Sophomore Amy Coulter shot a 115, sophomore Brittany Goss turned in a 120 and freshman Emily Krogman shot a 127.

The varsity golfers play today in Durango at the Hillcrest Golf Course. After the Durango tournament, the Bulldogs will go to Aspen Thursday before the postseason starts. The regional tournament, May 10 and 11, will be hosted by Palisade.

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