Golf team back on top |

Golf team back on top

Kenton Gamache led the Steamboat Springs golf team to its fourth tournament victory of the season Thursday at the Yampa Valley Regional Golf Course in Craig.

“It was a day of firsts for us,” Steamboat coach Steve Dodson said.

The Sailors topped the varsity division, and the Sailors junior varsity team finished first in its division. Kenton Gamache was first in the individual standings.

“It wasn’t the strongest field we’ve faced all season, but a win’s a win and we will take it,” Dodson said.

It was the first time Gamache has led the Sailors this season. His round of 73 is his lowest to date.

Hans-Peter Bacher finished with a round of 74 and Ryan Brees fired a 77 to give Steamboat a team total of 224.

Battle Mountain was second at 230, and Durango and Glenwood Springs finished in a tie for third at 243.

“I think our players were all disappointed that we didn’t play better on our home turf (Wednesday), but I’m very happy with the way they responded today,” Dodson said.

Montrose won Wednesday’s tournament in Steamboat Springs by three strokes but was not in the field at the Moffat County event.

Dodson said it was disappointing but had little effect on the way his team played.

Dodson also was happy with the way his junior varsity team played.

The Sailors won the junior varsity title with a team score of 263.

Billy Taylor led the team and was the top junior varsity individual, with a round of 85. Jeffrey Houk finished at 87, and Andy White shot a round of 91.

The Sailors’ next tournament will be Monday in Eagle Vail. The team is scheduled to play a tournament in Montrose next week, as well.

–To reach John F. Russell call 871-4209

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