Golfers finish regular season |

Golfers finish regular season

Bruce Tippets

The Moffat County High School golf team finished in the middle of the pack at the Steamboat Springs Invitational Thursday to close out the regular season.

The Bulldogs placed sixth among 12 teams with a team score of 261. Grand Junction High School won the tournament with a score of 245. Steamboat Springs finished second with a 253.

“Jerrod Aragon, our No. 2 golfer, wasn’t there as he stayed and went to school instead,” said coach Ken Harjes. “The greens on the course played really fast. The pins were also tough to get to and they were tough to find.”

Individually for the Bulldogs, senior Richard Padon finished in 10th place with an 86. Freshman Evan Pressley had an 87 and junior C.J. Rugh finished the with an 88.

“We had three golfers finish in the top 15 and that’s not bad,” said Harjes. “Again Durango and Montorse weren’t there. The 12 teams that made up the field were from around this area.”

For the junior varsity team, freshman Cody Deguelle paced the team with an 83.

“Cody told me that he was just doing a great job of putting,” said Harjes. “Overall, as a team, I was pleased with the way they did.”

“Our regular season is over,” said Harjes. “The varsity team played in 11 tournaments and this year I had the junior varsity team play in more tournaments than in years past.

“The younger players got in a lot of work during the season and gained valuable experience.”

The Bulldogs will focus on regionals, slated for Thursday in Rifle.