MCHS sophomore Heather Nicholson chips on to the green in Rifle last week. On Monday, the Bulldogs girls golf team placed second at The Hill Golf Course in Glenwood Springs.

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MCHS sophomore Heather Nicholson chips on to the green in Rifle last week. On Monday, the Bulldogs girls golf team placed second at The Hill Golf Course in Glenwood Springs.

MCHS golf team places second in Glenwood Springs

— Entering play at The Hill Golf Course in Glenwood Springs, the Moffat County High School girls golf team had two tournaments left before state playoffs begin.

MCHS coach Ann Marie Roberts said the team is improving, and Monday the team's improvement showed.

The Bulldogs captured second place out of the 10 teams that competed, tallying a 292 as a team through the 18-hole par 72 layout.

"The girls are just playing better," Roberts said. "They are hitting the ball better. It's just plain ol' practice that's getting them there."

Roberts has taken advantage of the teams' home course - Yampa Valley Golf Course - now open for the season, walking the course with her three team members, working on course management.

"I've been playing with them a lot lately," the LPGA professional said. "I've been putting them in tough situations trying to get them to work on things they don't think about."

All the team thought about Monday was low numbers.

Senior Meghan Innes carded an 86 in her 18-holes of work, sophomore Heather Nicholson a 98, and freshman Callie Papoulas recorded a 108.

Winds were gusting up to 40 miles per hour, but Innes said the weather didn't affect her game.

"I had a pretty good day," she said. "The wind held off just enough for us to have a good round."

The last regular-season tournament of the year for the Bulldog ball-strikers is the teams' lone home tourney of the season.

MCHS will tee off at 10 a.m. Monday at the Yampa Valley Golf Course in the Bulldog Invitational.

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