Huskies golf takes Lake County Invite |

Huskies golf takes Lake County Invite

For a team which won its opening tournament of the season, the Battle Mountain Huskies golf team didn’t sound so happy.

The Huskies bested the four-team field Tuesday at the Mount Massive Golf Course in Leadville with a four-person score of 356, eight strokes ahead of Lake County.

“It was a long round with three lightning delays,” Huskies coach Cassie Desmone said. “It’s not a great course. We were chipping well and putting well, but we’re not happy with our scores.”

OK, people, a little perspective here. It’s the first tournament of the season. The Huskies were without, likely, their two best golfers, Keith Denton and Austin Chow, and still brought home a trophy.

Though the scores were not pleasing to their standards, the Huskies carded some numbers for which most weekend hacks would donate body organs.

Derek Rush led with an 86, followed by Clint Wilson with an 87. Ben Domenico fired a 91, while Matt Nichols came around with a 92. Chad Rush rounded things out with a 93.

Other members of the team include Robert Gosiewski, Calder Cahill, Michael Lippert, Clay Wilson and Nathan Hall.

The Huskies will spend the next week, working out the kinks, before heading to Devil’s Thumb G.C., in Delta, and Montrose Wednesday and Thursday of next week.

Morris shines for Devils at Bookcliff

Golf isn’t that hard, is it?

Eagle Valley sophomore Ben Davis, with all of four months of golf experience under his belt, led the Devils with an 83, thank you very much, at the Bookcliff G.C., Monday, in the team’s opening tourney of the season.

“He has an insatiable desire to learn the game,” Devils coach Glen Ewing said. “When he got out of school, he went to Cotton Ranch. They let him use the range. He has a beautiful swing. He was out there everyday and that’s what does it.”

At Bookcliff, the Devils finished with a team score of 266, which included a 91 from Dylan Barkman and a 92 from James Ewing. Also on hand were Dan Sample (98) and Zach Coe (101).

Tuesday, the the scores went up at the tough Tiara Rado G.C, in Grand Junction, but the Devils managed to move up a few spots in the theam standings. Barkman and Sample led with 89s. Ewing carded a 94, followed by Morris (102) and Coe (113).

“We’re trying to work on the mental game,” Glen Ewing said. “We have guys going along with par, birdie, bogey, par and then they put up a nine. We have to get past those big scores. We have six or seven guys, who, at the end of the season, even though it’s a short one, are capable of getting into the 80s. And, we need to be in the low 80s if we expect to be there.”

Monday, the Devils are at Cedaredge and then will join up with the Huskies in Delta and Montrose next Wednesday and Thursday.

Chris Freud is the sports editor for the Vail Daily. Contact him at (970) 949-0555, ext. 614 or by e-mail at

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