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Moffat County golf anticipates upcoming home events

Girls shoot sixth in Utah; Bulldogs prepare for home triangular, tourney

Members of the Moffat County High School girls golf team take advantage of the open space at Yampa Valley Golf Course to work on their swings. The team recently competed in Vernal, Utah, and will host several upcoming events at YVGC, able to use the course after a lengthy time of indoor practices.

The season has gone by quickly for the members of the Moffat County High SchoolMoffat County High School girls golf team, and thankfully they’ll be sending much of the remainder of the year on their own turf. girls golf team, and thankfully they'll be sending much of the remainder of the year on their own turf.

Moffat County High School girls golf team, and thankfully they'll be sending much of the remainder of the year on their own turf.

MCHS girls recorded a 459 Tuesday in Vernal, Utah, at Dinaland Golf Course at a tournament hosted by Uintah High School. Tané Otis led with a 110, Brooke Krause 111, Jaci McDiffett 117 and Julia Christensen 121.

The Utes took the top two spots in the event, which recorded each school's four best scores, Moffat County sixth of the seven teams.

Coach Ann Marie Roberts said her players struggled a bit in their first tournament back from spring break, though the Vernal links are similar to Yampa Valley Golf Course in many ways, and the conditions were some of the best they've seen to date.

"They're floating about that one spot where I know once they all get it, it's just going to click," she said. "We've been working really hard on putting and chipping. They're all working hard, adjusting. It's there, it's coming."

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Roberts said she expects things to start turning around from this point, the team now able to access YVGC's facilities, mostly practicing for most of the season at East Elementary School.

"I think we've been doing pretty well for just being in a gym," Otis said, adding that she's glad to be on grass again.

Besides an increase in outdoor practice time, the Bulldog golfers will be hosting more competitions than they had planned. Instead of a tournament at Rifle Creek next week which has since been canceled, MCHS will bring Rifle and Palisade to their course for a Thursday triangular meet, while the following Tuesday will be Moffat County's home tournament.

May 2 will see an event at Glenwood Springs' Ironbridge, ending the regular season as teams along the Western Slope make their way to Craig for the regional tourney May 6 and 7.

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