Tough day for Bulldogs

Team 13th out of 16

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Ken Harjes knows his golfers are working hard and striking the ball well.

What he can't understand is why it's not showing in the results.

"We're striking the ball well, we're just not scoring," he said. "We've just got to go out and hit a lot of balls I guess."

The Bulldogs finished 13th out of 16 teams with a score of 269 at Haymaker Golf Course on Wednesday. Basalt and Fruita Monument tied for first with scores of 229. Steamboat Springs finished third with a 233.

"Our team needs a lot of work," Harjes said. "We're a ways away from where we need to be."

Collin Jackson led Moffat County with an 86. Kaleb McKey shot a 90, and Sean Smith shot a 93 to round out the team scores. Andrew Magas shot 100.

Wednesday's round at Hay--maker gave competitors a look at the same course where the state tournament will be held in October. Unfortunately for Moffat County, if any of their competitors hope to make it back, they'll have to show marked improvement.

"I think they need to get some rhythm down," Harjes said of his players' performance. "They're hitting it well. We just need to improve in other areas."

Considering the regional tournament is less than two weeks away, Harjes said the Bulldogs have their work cut out for them if they hope to keep up with teams such as Basalt and Fruita.

"We've just got to try to improve," Harjes said. "We'll see what takes place in the next couple of weeks."

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