Sports briefs for Oct. 30 | SteamboatToday.com

Sports briefs for Oct. 30

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Kip Tirone hits ace at Haymaker

— Kip Tirone has hit a lot of tee shots he thought were going to go in the hole.

On Saturday at Haymaker Golf Course, the 2-handicapper finally hit one that did.

Tirone picked up his first hole-in-one on No. 12, using a sand wedge from 145 yards out. Tirone said he hit what he thought was going to be a good shot. But with wind sweeping from right to left, he wasn’t quite sure what would happen.

His ball hit 8 feet behind the hole before snaking its way back into the cup.

“Oh, it was exhilarating when I saw it go in,” Tirone said. “You hit so many good shots in golf. But you’re not expecting it to go in; you’re usually telling it to go in. When it did, I was jumping around like a little girl.”

Tirone ended up carding a 2-over-par 74 – something he classifies as his usual game.

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Haymaker extending season until Nov. 9

The Haymaker Golf Management Committee announced Wednesday that the course will stay open a week later than planned.

Because of the recent warm weather and forecasts, Haymaker will stay open until Nov. 9.

The course originally was scheduled to close Nov. 2.

“The weather presented itself the opportunity to play for the week,” said Hank Franks, Haymaker’s head professional.

Franks said if the weather does turn, the course might close earlier. Beverage and food service will be open only on weekends.

Tennis Center welcomes University of Colorado

The Tennis Center at Steamboat Springs will host the University of Colorado women’s tennis team from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

The practice is open to the public. At 3 p.m., Wilson Rackets will host a demo day. It is free for those who preregister. To preregister, call 879-8400.

After the demo, Steamboat Springs High School boys No. 1 player Jamey Swiggart will team up with local pro Marie Matrka to play a doubles team from CU’s women’s squad in an exhibition match.