Rolling with it

Golfers hope home is sweeter today

There's always tomorrow.

Maybe the members of the Moffat County High School golf team were thinking about their home golf tournament today. Or maybe they were distracted by some disciplinary action that kept two golfers from attending. Either way, things did not go well for the team Wednesday at the Haymaker Golf Course in Steamboat Springs.

"We didn't beat too many teams today," coach Ken Harjes said about his varsity's 15th-place finish out of 18 teams. "Practice was bad yesterday because of some disciplinary things, so I don't know if that had some effect but something didn't go right."

Junior Shawn Brookshire turned in the best round for the Bulldogs with an 84. Senior Kyle Wilson's 89 was second best on varsity. Freshman Collin Jackson turned in an 87 after playing in the Bulldogs' second group of five.

"I think most everybody was disappointed," Harjes said. "Shawn really established himself more today. He had a nice rhythm."

Sophomores Bryce Ponikvar and Clark Cleverly turned in 92s, and senior Zach Haddan shot a 93. The top three Bulldogs combined for a 265. Fruita-Monument won the tournament with a 222.

"There was some good golf today," Harjes said. "We had almost every team in the Western Slope Class 4A region."Today the Bulldogs are at home for their only regular season tournament at the Yampa Valley Golf Course. The regional course is here this year, which team members think will play in its favor.

"Everyone plays well at home," Harjes said. "I expect good things tomorrow."

At least 10 Bulldogs will golf today. At least seven of those guys are still close to representing the team at the region.

"We have seven or eight guys within five strokes in their season stroke average," Harjes said. "I really don't know where we're at right now."

Harjes hopes there will be more answers today.

The tournament will be a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Harjes thinks golfers will be coming in about 2 p.m.

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