Lady Devils start golf season with second-place finish at Richfield tourney
by Mary Rice
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Grand County High School’s girls golf team came out swinging in the first meet of its 2013 season. The Lady Devils took second place at a tournament in Richfield on March 26. The Richfield Lady Wildcats won the event and San Juan High School placed third in the 2A Region 15 tournament.

  The team, which is now the largest girls golf team in GCHS history, is setting up to have a very strong season, according to Penelope Butterfield, who co-coaches the team with Moab golf pro Rob Jones.

Over the course of the Richfield tournament, senior golfer and captain Jessica Pyatt scored 37 points for Grand. Junior Brooke Schultz contributed 16 for the Lady Devils, sophomore Molly Hines scored 10, junior Zoe Wuthrich added seven and sophomore Cora Johnston added six points to the Lady Devils’ total of 76 points overall.

  “I think we had a really good start to the season, especially since four of the five girls who competed in this tournament had never golfed in a tournament before, and two of them had never picked up a club before this year,” Butterfield said. “However, even at their very first competition we had all five of our competing girls place. I think that means this season looks really good for us.”

  The team has a total of eight players this year, more than any other year, she said.

“We’ve really got a big, good team this year,” said Butterfield, “We’ve got three really strong players, and the new girls coming up are really excited and are working hard. Our senior, Jessica [Pyatt], is really excited, because this is her senior year of golf and now she’s got a full team behind her and I think everyone’s going to have a great season.”

  Pyatt said she is enthusiastic about the season as well.

“It’s a really young team, a lot of sophomores and freshmen, and we’ve got a lot of new people, but some of them are really good, even though they haven’t done this before,” Pyatt said. “And I’m really proud of my team, how they did at [Richfield].”

  The Lady Devils were scheduled to host a home tournament on Wednesday, April 3, at the Moab Golf Club.

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