The Moffat County girls golf team finally caught a break.
The weather was sunny and clear and the wind was minimal for the tournament in Delta Friday.
The Devil's Thumb golf course is one of the most difficult the team will play this year with narrow greens, a rough that is rocky because of the course's arid landscape and a challenging up and down design.
"They were a little nervous going to Delta," coach Ann Marie Hamilton said. "But when they got out there their attitudes changed."
The Bulldogs shot a season-best 314 to finish fourth out of nine teams and first in Class 4A.
"It was a real treat for them," Hamilton said. "They've been working so hard it was exciting to see the improvement."
Freshman Meghan Innes led the team with a 103. Junior Chelsey Herod shot a 105 for the team's second-best score. Sophomore Amber Nicholson and junior Amy Coulter tied for the third-best score with a 106. Sophomore Emily Krogman shot a personal best by nine strokes with a 118.
" Their swings are looking better," the coach said.
The girls will return to competition Monday with a tournament in Glenwood Springs.
Hamilton said most of them were talking about playing a round today, which will give them 54 holes in four days. That was unheard of a week ago because of the weather.
"They're ready to play more," Hamilton said. "They're excited."
David Pressgrove can be reached at 824-7031 or firstname.lastname@example.org.