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Eagle Valley places second at Devil’s Thumb

Ian Cropp

DELTA – The Eagle Valley golf team may be at a bigger disadvantage than most other squads, but that doesn’t seem to matter.Thursday, the Devils placed second among 4A teams at the Delta Invitational despite having spent a large amount of time practicing indoors this season.”It’s hard for the girls to go down to these tournaments and play with girls from Delta, Montrose, Grand Junction and Palisade when their courses have been open all winter,” said Eagle Valley coach Joanie Ewing.Chelsea Hedrick led the team with a 91, which was fourth among all 4A golfers.”She’s broken 100 the two previous tournaments she’s played in,” Ewing said. “It will only continue to get better.”Chelsey Lueders shot a 104, followed by Keegen Hammond’s 110. Jeanette Baker had a personal-best 113.The girls will get a few rounds in at Cotton Ranch before they compete in the Grand Valley Invitational at Battlement Mesa Monday and Rifle Creek Tuesday.Sports Writer Ian Cropp can be reached at 949-0555, ext. 14631, or icropp@vaildaily.com.Vail, Colorado

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