FOWLER—Last week, the Monte Vista High School golf team, that includes four student athletes from Sargent, two from Del Norte and five from Monte Vista, captured the Fowler Invitational. Pictured are Greg Hindes, Shelby Hindes, Sunny Martinez, Alyssia Torres, Monica Martinez, Sarah Ehrlich and Lauren Trujillo.
“In years past we didn’t have enough girls to even make a team,” explained Coach Greg Hindes. “I am excited there are enough girls and we are now one of the top teams in the state. It’s nice to have the girls from Sargent and Del Norte, if it wasn’t for them, we wouldn’t be where we are.”
As a team the Pirates posted a score of 312 to pace the nine teams in the tournament. Monte Vista’s Shelby Hindes was first as she posted a score of 97. Sargent student athletes Sarah Ehrlich and Monica Martinez were the next two finishers as they shot 104 and 11, respectively. They also finished third and fourth in the individual standings. Sunny Martinez finished in fifth with a score of 112.
The first place win comes on the heels of a second place finish at the La Junta tournament a day before.
The Pirates will be able to show off for their only home tournament of the season on Friday when they host their tournament at 9 a.m.