Another day, another leader in golf

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Another Moffat County High School golfer led the Bulldogs on Monday, but his teammates weren't close enough to keep the team toward the top.

Senior Zach Haddan led Moffat with an 82 at the River Valley Ranch in Carbondale. Haddan is the fifth Bulldog to lead the team in a tournament this year.

"Zach put in some work during the weekend," coach Ken Harjes said. "Things are starting to come together for him."

Haddan finished eighth overall in the tournament.

Junior Shawn Brookshire was the Bulldogs' second-best golfer for the day, with a round of 87.

Sophomore Bryce Ponikvar had an 88, and freshman Collin Jackson turned in an 89. Senior Kyle Wilson had a forgettable round of 98.

"It was windy, and it made it tough," Harjes said. "It probably made a difference of about six strokes."

The Bulldogs' score of 257 tied them for ninth out of 11 teams. Glenwood Springs and Basalt tied for first with scores of 241.

The course is nearly Glen--wood's home course.

"It shows you play better on a familiar course," Harjes said.

Some of the golfers will travel to Aspen today, and Harjes will take a team to Eagle Vail later this week.

"Eagle Vail is another tough mountain course," Harjes said. "But it makes our course seem easy once we get back on it."

The Bulldogs and all of the Western Slope teams will be back at Yampa Valley Golf Course in a week for the regional tournament.

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