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Golf team places No. 1 at home

— The Sailors golf team set the tone this week that it hopes to carry through the rest of the season.

Steamboat Springs finished two-for-two in home tournaments, winning Tuesday at Catamount and then repeating again Wednesday at Haymaker. Both tournaments drew more than a dozen golf teams.

“It was a really good week for us as a team,” Steamboat junior Cody Sherrill said.

“I think a few of us could have played better as individuals, but we played well enough to win,” he said.

The Sailors wrapped up the home sweep Wednesday on the green grass of the Haymaker golf course with a score of 233. That was one better than Aspen, which finished second at 234. Montrose and Rifle tied for third with scores of 240.

Sherrill finished in the No. 3 spot for the Sailors at Haymaker with a round of 79.

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Eric Scholl, who placed second overall and first among 4A golfers, led the Sailors with a round of 76.

Scholl was followed by the Sailors’ No. 2 finisher Jeff Franks who came in with a 78.

Steamboat’s Quinn Coale finished with a round of 80 and Chris Johnston was fifth at 84.

The individual tournament title went to Grand Junction’s Kyle Sullivan, who finished with a 76. He topped Scholl in a playoff.

Rifle’s Luke Antonelli was third and tied with Nate Walla at 77.

Franks came in fifth and Sherrill was 10th in the event.

The Sailors are scheduled to play in Eagle Valley Sept. 11 and 12.

On the first day, the golfers will play at the Eagle Valley Ranch and the second day they will move to the Cotton Ranch.

The regional tournament, which will be hosted by Palisade, is scheduled for Sept. 17 and 18 at the Tiara Rado golf course.