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Golfers to hit the road

Bruce Tippets

— The Moffat County High School golf team will get plenty of time on the links with a pair of tournaments today and Friday.

Today the Bulldogs played at Battlement Mesa golf course in Parachute, Colo., and Friday they will play at the Cedaredge Invitational.

Both days, Bulldogs Richard Padon, Jerrod Aragon, C.J. Rugh, Dane Lyon and Evan Pressley will shoot for the team.

In practice this week, the boys have been working on all apects of the game.

“Tuesday we spent the whole day on the short game,” said coach Ken Harjes. “Monday we played 18 holes again. We did that to qualify kids again.”

According to Harjes, the Bulldogs will play a difficult course today in Parachute.

“Battlement Mesa is a long golf course,” said Harjes. “Its a course that, if the wind is blowing, then a couple of holes will play extra long with the wind. I think that its a course where the kids are going to have to think a little bit. It will be difficult, but I think the kids can play well on it and have good scores.”

Harjes isn’t sure who the Bulldogs will come up against at the tournament.

“I don’t know for sure who will be there,” he said. “I’m assuming that all the Grand Junction schools will be there. I am sure that Aspen, Montrose and Delta will at the tournament.”

Friday, the Bulldogs will play a course which shows two very different faces.

“Cedaredge is one of those courses that was built at two different times,” said Harjes. “The front nine and back nine are very different. The front nine is a little more open. The back nine is real tight. The fairways are narrow.”

Entering its second week of play, Harjes said the Bulldogs need to make a statement with the other league teams.

“We just need to start building some confidence in ourselves and letting the league know that we can play with the other teams,” said Harjes. “We are not far out stroke wise. If the guys can eliminate two or three bad swings, then they can be in the 70s all the time. Then we can be competitive.”

all the time and really score well.”


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