Aspen golf ties for first at Eagle-Vail |

Aspen golf ties for first at Eagle-Vail

Nate Peterson

Two days after a rough outing at Rifle Creek, Aspen’s varsity golf team rebounded in a big way Wednesday at the Eagle-Vail Golf Club.Senior Matt Butler carded a 79 to win the round by five strokes and lead the Skiers to a tie with Eagle Valley for the team title with a score of 255. Steamboat Springs was third with a team score of 262.The only blemish was junior Trent Manchester’s disqualification for signing his scorecard incorrectly at the end of his round. Had Manchester written down his correct score of 83, the Skiers would have won the team title by five strokes. But, because of the miscue, the second- and third-best scores for the Skiers came from freshman Conor Hansen and junior Gordon Weihe, who tied for seventh with rounds of 88.Skiers head coach Henry Adams and assistant coach Gary Snyder were not available for comment on Wednesday.Basalt and Fruita Monument, which have battled for the top of the leaderboard thus far this season, did not compete. Battle Mountain (263) and Moffat County (267) were the only other two teams in the field Wednesday.Weihe, a transfer from Houston, filled in for vacationing sophomore Taylor Huskie again, while freshman Garret Green again played in place of injured freshman Gerald Hua. Green carded a 101.Butler’s win wasn’t close. Runners-up Bryan Brennan of Eagle Valley and Clay Wilson of Battle Mountain finished five strokes back, followed by Jamison Blair of Eagle Valley in fourth with an 84.

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