Bulldogs place two golfers in top five, third as a team

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The Moffat County High School girls golf team placed third out of eight 4A teams Tuesday at the Coal Ridge Invitational at Lakota Ridge Ranch Golf Course near Glenwood Springs.

The Bulldog trio of Amber Nicholson, Meghan Innes and Melissa Ellgen combined to shoot 296.

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The tournament concluded a two-day competition in the Glenwood Springs area after playing The Hill on Monday.

Nicholson finished fourth overall with a score of 84, Innes carded a 91 for fifth and Ellgen shot a 121.

Clarissa Dilldine shot a 132, and Elizabeth Hepworth a 133.

In high school girls golf, the top three varsity scores are calculated into the team total.

The Bulldogs were without Heather Nicholson, who returned home for a state- required test.

Amber Nicholson and Innes traded places from the day before, and had difficulties with their driver and putting, respectively.

"I was pretty happy with it, because it was better than yesterday," Nicholson said. "It was a really nice course, but the holes were really short and were tricky due to their narrowness and the greens. My driver and I didn't have too good of a relationship today. Yesterday, my driver was on and my putter was off, and today was the opposite."

Innes said it was a rough day overall.

"It seemed like nothing was going my way,"' Innes said. "I didn't have a good relationship with my putter today. I am still trying to work on my putting."

Coach Ann Marie Hamilton said she saw some course management things the squad needs to work on.

MCHS travels to Rifle Creek 9 a.m. next Tuesday.

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