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Well-traveled golfers look for improvement

David Pressgrove

MVP honors for the Moffat County High School golf team so far this season might go to the team’s bus. According to coach Ken Harjes, the team’s well-traveled van has added 1,500 miles to the odometer since Aug. 12.

On Friday the varsity team completed its fourth tournament in five days on Friday in Durango and the junior varsity began its season in Cedaredge on Monday.

“I think the varsity team was a little worn down on Friday,” Harjes said.

“Three days in different beds and the heat of Durango and Cortez made it a couple of long rounds.”

In Durango, Evan Pressley shot his highest score of the season with a nine over 80, but with the windy conditions, an 80 proved to still be a top ten score. Pressley was in the top ten in all four tournaments the first week of the golf season.

Harjes said he was unaware of the team scores as of Monday but he said the rest of the team didn’t fare well.

“We just need to keep improving,” he said. “With the weekend off its important that they put in some work.”

In the junior varsity meet at Cedaredge junior Layne Behrman lead the way with an 82 on what Harjes said was a tough course to play.

“The back nine at Cedaredge is deceiving and hard to measure if you’ve never played there,” he said. “They did well considering the course and that it was their first action of the year.”

The other two rounds that made up the score for the JV team were from juniors John Beckerman (94) and Kelby Virden (95).

The team finished 10th out of 16 teams, most of which were varsity squads.

The Bulldogs are out putting more mileage on the van this week with a tournament at the Devil’s Thumb Golf Course in Delta today and they’ll be in Gunnison on Wednesday at the Dos Rio Golf Course.


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