Boys golf: Steamboat Springs' Nolting wins Moffat County Bulldog Invite

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(Ryan Casey/

The frosty weather hasn't presented the ideal conditions for the current fall athletes, but things cleared up just enough for the Moffat County Bulldog Invite boys golf tournament to be played at the Yampa Valley Golf Course.

Steamboat Springs' Jeremy Nolting worked his way around the course well enough to take medalist honors by shooting a 7-over-par 79. The Sailors had three players finish in the top eight allowing them to take the team title as well.

While Nolting didn't make a birdie through his round, he did a fantastic job keeping himself out of trouble and not letting a hole get out of his grasp. He started the day with a bogey on No. 1 then followed it up with a double-bogey on No. 2.

Then he calmed down.

He made four straight pars before making bogey on the par-3 seventh to make the turn at 4-over. He made three bogeys on the back but that was the full extent of the damage. It turned out that managing the back nine was all he needed to do in order to come away with the win.

Battle Mountain's Cal Hill, a 2019 Class 4A state tournament qualifier, finished second with an 81. His lone birdie on the day came on the par-3 11th hole. Hill made the turn tied with Nolting at 4-over and briefly held the lead after the birdie on 11.

He got tripped up with a triple-bogey on 12 and then bogeys on 13 and 14 before playing the rest of the back nine even.

MOffat County's Dave Andujo shot 84 to take third. Lance Fullenwider was Coal Ridge's top finisher with an 87 and Peter Hanks shot 91 for Meeker's best score.