Sports Briefs for Sept. 4, 2012: 2 more holes-in-one to close the summer at golf course

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Yampa Valley Golf Course has had a big summer for holes-in-one, and two more golfers added to the tally as summer came to a close.

Bret Steele and Peyton Jacobson, 13, became the fifth and sixth players to achieve an ace this summer.

Jacobson’s hole-in-one came on the 16th hole. He used a seven-iron and said he thought his ball had rolled to the far side of the green.

“We were just sort of playing a screw-around round, not really caring much,” Jacobson said. “As soon as it came off I thought it had a chance. It hit right on the tip of the green and rolled up. We thought it rolled past but when we walked up there it was laying at the bottom.”

Jacobson was preparing to chip out of the bunker, said he shouted and dropped his club when he saw the ball in the cup.

Jacobson is now the youngest golfer to get a hole-in-one at Yampa Valley Golf Course from the long tees. Mike Bingham hit a hole-in-one from the forward tees when he was seven.

Cross Country performs well at CM Stampede to open season

The Moffat County High School cross-country teams ran at the CM Stampede meet as the first competition of the season.

The meet, hosted by Cheyenne-Mountain High School in Colorado Springs, featured 135 teams from several classifications.

Parks and Recreation adult volleyball registration closing today

The Fall Coed Volleyball league through Craig Parks and Recreation will be starting Monday, Sept. 17. Signups for the league are now open, and close Wednesday, Sept. 5. Parks and Rec will include two different leagues this year. A competitive league will play Monday nights and semi-competitive will play Tuesday or Thursday nights. Those signing up for semi-competitive must be available to play Tuesday or Thursday. The fee for registration is $125 for a team and $10 per player. For more information, call Pam Maneotis, recreation facilitator for Parks and Recreation, at 826-2004.

Nighttime tournament hosted at Yampa Valley Golf Course

Grand Futures Prevention Coalition will host the first annual Shot in the Dark Midnight Golf Tournament Sept. 14 at Yampa Valley Golf Course.

The tournament will consist of teams of four, but individuals may sign up and will be put into teams by the start of the tournament. The cost to play is $25 per individual or $100 for a team.

The format is a nine-hole, four-person scramble with a twist. Each player on a team may only bring one golf club to be used by the entire team, so each team will play with four clubs total.

Prizes will be awarded to the team with the lowest gross and net scores, as well as those with the best costumes.

Proceeds will benefit Grand Futures, which is still looking for hole sponsors for $100. The tournament is scheduled to start at dusk. Grand Futures is still accepting donations and prizes. For more information, call 824-5752.

Comments

boss2016 2 years, 3 months ago

Thats really odd that such a young golfer hit from the "long tees". I vaguely remember everyone that day knew it was from the red tees, going so far as it being said on Facebook. Its no wonder why there aren't as many good golfers for the High School team like there was last year and the many years previous to that, when those who think they are good or want to become better don't hit from the BLUE tees. Playing any others is cheating themselves out of becoming better.

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