Moffat County golfers come out swinging
After a delayed beginning to their schedule, the Moffat County High School girls golf team is finding their stride.
MCHS placed 10th among teams at the Rifle Invitational Tuesday at Rifle Creek Golf Course.
Hali Reyes led the Bulldogs during the tournament with a 105, tying for 16th among the field of 50.
MCHS coach Joe Padon noted the day was the best final score Reyes has recorded.
Fellow senior Madie Weber tied at 30th with a 116, while Caitlen Krause and Ellina Jones ranked 35 and 36 with tallies of 124 and 125, respectively.
Makayla Martinez took 48th at 145.
“Difficult course,” Padon said. “Weather was a little windy at times but not too bad.”
After participating in several scramble events, the Lady Bulldogs played their first official tournament April 2 at Montrose’s Black Canyon, where Reyes shot 112, tied for 20th, while Jones and Krause tied at 25th with 116.
Padon noted the team is moving into a new phase of the season now that spring climate has gotten milder. Getting at least one golfer into the 80s is a goal, though given the minimal amount of time athletes have been able to shoot at Yampa Valley Golf Course, progress is visible.
“They’ve competed very well for just having one week on the course and actual grass as opposed to in the gym,” he said.
MCHS girls next compete in Durango Monday.
American Red Cross of Western Colorado will be training Moffat County volunteers on disaster cycle services, psychological first aid, and more during sessions Saturday, Aug. 24, according to a news release from the organization.