Listen to this post
RANGELY I According to first-year head golf coach Eric Hejl, the Rangely High School golf team improved all season and he is excited about next season.
“We’ve had every guy on the team make significant progress this season and since we’ll only lose one senior (Chris Staley), it should give us some positive momentum going into next summer and next season,” Hejl said.
Staley, James Scoggins, Robert Dunker, John Coleman, Andrew Morton, Marshal Way and Calvin Shepherd finished the regular season playing a tournament in Meeker and getting a team win against Moffat County on their home course last Friday during Homecoming.
“We had a pretty good week of tournaments to end the season for our guys,” Hejl said. “We’ve been making progress a little bit at a time and it finally started to show on the scorecards.”
Hejl said Dunker shot his best round of the season in Meeker and Morton and Coleman had “best of the season scores,” taking more than 15 strokes off their previous low scores for the season.
“Andrew with a 92 and John with a 91, allowed us to post what was by far our best team score of the season when combined with Marshal’s 84,” Hejl said. “This shaved nearly 25 shots off our best team score.”
Way, who had an average below 90 during the season, qualified for the regional tournament and shot a 93 on Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez to end his season.
“It’s been an enjoyable season because we’ve got a fun, hard-working group of guys that have gotten better each week,” Hejl said. “We’ll just keep on building from here.”