Tuesday, September 12, 2000
Steamboat Springs Chris Edilson topped Luke Antonelli in a tiebreaker match on Tuesday afternoon to take first place at the annual Steamboat Haymaker golf tournament.
Antonelli of Rifle High School and Edilson of Montrose High School shot 1-over 72 at the 18-hole course, before Edilson made par to win the playoff.
Rifle and Montrose were tied for first place as a team, and Steamboat placed sixth at 245 in the 15-team tournament. The Sailors' Garrett McGinn held eighth place at 78, and teammate Jeff Franks shot an 82 to finish second for Steamboat.
Moffat County shared the seventh spot with Glenwood Springs, and Jerrod Aragon and Evan Pressley were first and second places, respectively, for the Bulldogs.
Aragon said he felt the tournament offered a lot of great competition, despite its missing the 5A Demons of Durango High School, who are always a strong team.
Following the match, Aragon assessed his performance.
"I played well, but I gave up a lot of shots on just a few holes," Aragon said. "And that always hurts."
Sailors coach Jason Deigert was disappointed with his team's finish but enjoyed playing host to the tournament, he said.
"This is our home course obviously," Deigert said. "This is a course where, playing it a couple of times, a little course knowledge really helps you out. And it appears that it really didn't help us out that much, unfortunately."
Though his team finished sixth at home, Deigert was impressed with the attitude shown by his players.
"Our No. 2 guy, Jeff Franks, took a pretty big number on 18 and his attitude was really good," Deigert said. "He went out there and he made it up. That's the kind of thing I love to see.
"It's great these guys can rebound. They're starting to get over their bad holes. We've definitely been working on that, trying to think of golf in terms of a team sport where you don't blow up on a hole," Deigert said.
Eric Scholl and Quinn Coale both shot an 85 for the Sailors, and Evan Wojtowicz finished at 89. Scholl said his team would have to improve before it headed into its next match.
"We could have played a whole lot better than what we did," Scholl said. "We have Thursday to get back out there."
Steamboat plays in the Eagle Valley High School tournament on Thursday at Cotton Ranch Golf Course at 11:30 a.m.
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