Pirates tie for first at Swink Open


ALAMOSA – The Monte Vista High School boys golf team opened the season by tying for first place at the Swink Open Monday at the La Junta Municipal Golf Course.

The Pirates had a team score of 244 which tied for first with host school Swink.

Leading Monte Vista was Kaden Mellott who tied for medalist honors with a 78. He tied with Swink’s Justin Paolucci and Las Animas’ Damien Baca. The remaining Pirates all shot in the 80s. Liam Ellithorpe tied for fifth with an 80, Ryker Anderson tied for 10th with an 86, and Riley Bounds tied for 14th with an 89.

Monte Vista will return to the Arkansas Valley on Thursday as it will compete at the Fowler Invitational at the Cottonwood Links.

Team scores

Monte Vista 244, Swink 244, Fowler 258, Pueblo West 262, Pueblo West B 277, La Junta 283, Las Animas 292, Rye 297, Pueblo County 301, The Vanguard 303, Lamar 338, Rocky Ford 374.

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