Junior Parker King shoots 70 twice to lead MCHS golf team

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Parker King

Results

Individual scores from Wednesday’s golf tournament in Delta and Thursday’s tournament in Montrose:

Name Wednesday Thursday

Parker King 70* 70

Ethan O’Mailia 86 94

Colby Haddan 100 89

Trey Jourgensen 99 97

Taft Cleverly 109 107

  • Won the tournament

Following his second consecutive day of tournament golf this week, Moffat County High School junior Parker King said things would never be the same.

The reason?

After winning Wednesday’s tournament at Devil’s Thumb Golf Course in Delta with a score of 70, King shot 70 again Thursday to finish second, which was first in Class 4A, at Cobble Creek Golf Course in Montrose.

Now, King said he isn’t looking to just compete in tournaments — he’s out to win them.

“There’s no looking back now,” he said. “I know with every shot, with everything I do, I can be there. I can compete.”

On Wednesday, King’s 70 pro-

pelled the Bulldogs to a combined score of 255, which placed MCHS eighth out of 19 teams.

On Thursday, his 70 helped MCHS finished 13th-place out of 22 teams with a score of 253.

Both Devil’s Thumb and Cob-

ble Creek are par-72 courses.

Coach Ken Harjes has been the only boys golf coach at MCHS.

In his 30 years, he said he has never seen one of his golfers shoot that low two days in a row.

“As a coach, I really couldn’t have been more pleased,” he said. “That’s a good score anywhere.”

But, it was again a team effort for the Bulldogs, Harjes said.

Junior Colby Haddan shot a 100 on Wednesday and an 89 Thursday.

Junior Ethan O’Mailia shot 86 on Wednesday and 94 on Thursday.

Junior Trey Jourgensen shot a 99 on Wednesday and a 97 on Thursday, and freshman Taft Cleverly shot 109 on Wednesday and 107 on Thursday.

“I was pleased with how no one got discouraged,” Harjes said. “They all did whatever it took (Thursday).

“Everyone was working hard.”

King said his performance at Cobble Creek was especially exciting, considering the Sept. 21 regional tournament will be hosted there.

“I now know I can get a low score on this course,” he said. “I just need to play the way I did (Thursday).”

While he admitted to being pleased with his first day of golf, King said he tried not to think about it Thursday.

“I was just thinking about going par,” he said. “I knew I could get below it, but I wasn’t really thinking about it.”

Notes: Senior Mark Dockstader was held out of the tournaments with a shoulder injury… The team’s next tournament will be at 9 a.m. Sept. 9 at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

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