Wednesday, August 14, 2002
Steamboat Springs Cody Sherrill moved into his fall golfing mode early this week as he led the Steamboat Springs High School golf team at two tournaments in Grand Junction.
"I don't think he was really at the top of his game on Monday, but by Tuesday he had jumped back with his fall golf mentality," Sailors golf coach Jason Deigert said. "I think everyone golfed pretty well in the first few meets but this is going to be a building year for this team."
The Sailors were without one of its top golfers, Jeff Franks.
Franks was playing in an American Junior Golfing Association event in Spokane, Wash., and was not available for the first two tournaments.
Sherrill, who won the City Junior Championship last week, was a little rusty in the team's first tournament at the Book Cliff Course in Grand Junction Monday.
But Deigert said that was to be expected.
Sherrill fired a round of 81 to lead his team but finished out of the top-10 places.
The tournament was won by Moffat County's Evan Pressley in a tiebreaker.
Aspen's Nate Walla and Cortez's Shea Sena tied for second with rounds of 73.
"I think all the golfers scored a little higher than they would normally," Deigert said. "But it was the first meet of the season."
Ryan Brees was Steamboat's No. 2 golfer at 86, Sean Murphy and Tucker Smalley both finished at 94 and Eric Vanderbloemen came in at 96.
By Tuesday, however, Sherrill looked as though he was back on top of his game.
He finished his round at the Tiara Rado course in Grand Junction in sixth place among 4A golfers with a score of 75.
Grand Junction Central golfer Eric Winder won the tournament with a round of 67.
Jim Owens of Rifle and Sena were the top 4A finishers at 70.
Vanderbloemen was the No.2 Sailor finisher on the day with a round of 84 12 strokes better than his opening-day effort and Brees was the No. 3 guy at 86.
Smalley finished the course with a round of 89 and Sean Murphy came in No.4 at 90.