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Eads freshman Karsten Buller, who is a dual sport athlete, continues to improve his golf game as the season turns toward the final part of the season.
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Eads and Cheyenne Wells Continue to Improve on the Links


By Betsy Barnett

September 7, 2022

Eads Golf Roundup

The Eads Golf team enjoyed the always excellent experience of golfing at Spreading Antlers Golf Course in Lamar on Friday, September as they were part of 9 schools and 38 golfers who competed in the Lamar Invitational Golf Tournament.

Head Coach Justin McLoud said of this tournament, “It’s always good for our kids to get to play on arguably the best 9-hole course in Colorado. It’s also a good measuring stick to where we stand in our region as we get closer to the 3A Region 1 Tournament. This tournament had 3 of the top teams in Region 1 (Swink-4th, Fowler-6th, LA- 8th) Also, 11 of the top golfers from region 1 were here today.”

The Eagles finished in 6th place as a team coming in with a 311 for the three varsity golfers’ combined score. Swink won the tournament with a 254, Fowler was second shooting a 279 and in third was Las Animas with a 291.

As has been his usual, Las Animas’ Damien Baca grabbed the Lamar Invitational Tournament individual championship by shooting near par golf coming in with a 78 for the 18 holes on the challenging course.

The Paolucci brothers from Swink came in second and third place respectively with Nick shooting an 82 and brother Justin three back with an 85.

Eads Brennan Framel came in 10th place individually, his best finish of his career thus far, shooting a 99 on the day. Right behind Frame was Eads junior Brentley Lening shooting an even 100.

Other Eads finishers included John Brown placing 24th with a 112, Karsten Buller in 36th place with 127 and Aaron Musgrave in 38th place with a 134.

McLoud was overall happy with his players’ performances, “Brennan played some really good golf today. He has worked hard on a few new swing changes and he’s starting to see the results from that. I’m pretty sure this is his best finish as a high school golfer. Brentley is still fighting some issues with his swing but continues to find his name on the first page of the leaderboard each tournament. Was also happy with the golf JB has been playing. It seems that he has found a swing that he can repeat, but he has to get his putter figured out before regionals.”

The next tournament is September 12th at the Rye Invitational at Hollydot Golf Course.

Cheyenne Wells in Wray

The Cheyenne Wells Tigers competed in the Wray Invitational Golf Tournament on Tuesday, August 30 placing in the runner-up spot for the team competition scoring a 265 for the three top Tiger golfers. Wray won their own tournament coming in with an impressive 250 team score.

Limon was third in the team totals with a 281, Stratton placed 5th with a 291 and Burlington was sixth with a 300 even.

Ty Dirks from Holyoke had a strong day on the course in Wray as the senior scored a +1 over par 73 on the day. In a tie for second place was the Tigers’ Blake Gilmore who tied for second place with a +8 over 80 on the day.

Cheyenne Wells sophomore Zach Dickey placed 8th with a 92 in the 18 holes of golf, while Carson Noe, a junior from Cheyenne Wells, was one back shooting a 93.

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