Huskies golf second at Yampa
CRAIG – These are just hard guys to please.Battle Mountain golf’s Clint Wilson and Austin Chow put up a 74 and a 78, respectively, at Thursday’s tournament at the Yampa Valley Golf Course – and they weren’t too happy.”Of course, Clint and Austin were both disappointed,” Huskies coach Cassie Desmone said. “If you had seen the greens, you would have understood. They had aerated the greens recently and they hadn’t quite recovered. They were really fast or slow. The putts would stop or curve off. They missed several putts by inches.”
Nevertheless, when you toss is a surprising 78 from Clay Wilson, Battle Mountain carded a 230 for second place, the team’s best performance of the season. Steamboat Springs won the tourney with a 224.”I’m very pleased,” Desmone said. “This is the first time in Battle Mountain history that we’ve had three guys in the 70s besides our home tournament.”Clay Wilson’s 74 marked his second lowest round of the season. Meanwhile, Chow, still recovering from a wrist injury, has been the model of consistency. His rounds have this season have been 78-75-77-78.
Clay Wilson was the big surprise Thursday.”I really asked him to step it up,” Desmone said. “His biggest problem is focus. He shot a 90 (Wednesday at Haymaker in Steamboat) and he said, ‘I’ll do much better.'”He was true to his word with a 78. Rounding out the Huskies contingent were the brothers Dominico. Ben and Zach both carded 87s.
Battle Mountain was coming off a six-and-a-half-hour round in Steamboat and a 5:30 a.m. wake-up call. Chow led with a 75. Clint Wilson followed with a 77. Clay Wilson and Ben Dominico shot 90s and Mason Cullen carded a 97.Early wake-up calls won’t be a problem Monday. Battle Mountain hosts its home tournament at Eagle-Vail. It’s an 8 a.m. shotgun start.Chris Freud is the sports editor of the Vail Daily. He can be reached at (970) 949-0555, ext. 614, or via email@example.com.