The Fruita Monument Wildcats golf team turned in their finest performance of the year at the tough Bridges course in Montrose. The Wildcats scored their lowest team score of the year shooting a team total of 222 to place second behind the highly ranked Montrose Indians. Blake Andersen shot a 3 under par 68 in his best performance of the year and earned him second place for overall medalist. Sean Kennedy continued his improved play with a solid 75 to place 10th in the meet.
Other scores: Zack Nehm 79, Jadin Berta 83 and Augie Luedtke 97. Trigg Hayward shot a 99 in the JV competition.
At Black Canyon
Montrose once again continued to dominate the team standing shooting a team score of 209 which is one under par at the Black Canyon golf course. Fruita Monument placed 4th overall in the 18 team tournament. Blake Andersen again paced the Wildcats shooting a 74.
Other Wildcats scores: Jadin Berta 76, Sean Kennedy 83, Zack Nehm 83 and Skyler Stringer 89.
In the latest Wannamaker rankings, the Wildcats are ranked 13th in the 5A classifications. Blake Andersen is also the 14th ranked golfer in the 5A state rankings.
Next tournaments for the Wildcats will be September 11 at Hillcrest in Durango and September 12 at Dalton Ranch also in Durango. Fruita Monument will play regionals on September 18 at Plum Creek in Castle Rock.