The La Junta High School boys' golf team was looking to make it two wins in a row when it hosted its annual home tournament Monday at the La Junta Municipal Golf Course.
This did not go as good for the Tigers this time around. La Junta and Lamar tied for first place with 29 points in the Stableford scoring system. However, the Savages were named the champions on a tie-breaker.
"Another tournament and another slow start for our team," said LJ coach Aaron Pearson. "We start off slow and gain it on the back. We just need to get started sooner than later."
The Tigers had two individuals in the Top 5. Jay Paolucci was third with 14 points and Cody Schrock was fourth with 13.
The remaining Tiger golfers saw Nate Paolucci score two points and Chance Oquist score minus four.
Pueblo East was third with six points, followed by Rye with minus two, Swallows Charter Academy with minus three and Fowler with minus seven.
The Grizzlies had the individual medalist as Andrew Egan scored 21 points. Egan edged Lamar's Jimmy Clark by two strokes. In traditional scoring, Egan shot an even par 70.
The remaining Fowler golfers saw Christian Marsh with minus 12 points, Aaron Hildreth with minus 16 and Steven Hildreth also with minus 16.
Alamosa was seventh with minus 16 points and Rocky Ford was eighth with minus 21.
Josh Johnson was the Meloneers' top golfer as he scored minus one point. Levi Collins scored minus seven, Martin Fernandez scored minus 13 and Demetrius Tenorio scored minus 15.
Eads was ninth with minus 30 points and the La Junta JV team was 10th with minus 41.
For the La Junta JV, Donovan Roman scored minus nine points, Jacob Reeder minus 14 and Wilson Martinez minus 18.
Trinidad did not record a team score.
The scoring for the Stableford scoring system were six points for a double eagle, four points for an eagle, two points for a birdie, one point for par, no points for a bogey and minus one for a double bogey or higher.
All three local teams are in action today at the Trinidad Invitational.
"We're going to see pretty much the same teams we saw here and a few more Pueblo schools," Pearson said. "We have to start off better than we did the last two tournaments."
Lamar 29, La Junta 29, Pueblo East 6, Rye -2, Swallows -3, Fowler -7, Alamosa -16, Rocky Ford -21, Eads -30, La Junta JV -41, Trinidad NS.