Girls Junior Varsity Golf, Girls Varsity Golf · Walters Wins Third Tourney of Season


Freshman phenom Elly Walters posted a 3-over 74 at Bookcliff Country Club to win the Grand Junction Tiger Invitational by a 10-stroke advantage on Monday.  It was her third tournament victory in four tournaments this year.

Walters, the daughter of Rifle’s girls golf and boys’ basketball coach Roger Walters and sister of Colorado Mesa University golfer Taylor Walters, has already won the Grand Valley Invitational at Battlement Mesa Golf Course and a tournament at Lincoln Park in Grand Junction.

Her lowest finish so far in four tournaments was a third place finish at the Montrose Invitational on March 17.

Walters’ score of 74 bested Coal Ridge’s Melissa Steinbach who finished second with a score of 84 and helped the Bears to a third place team finish in the tournament with a team score of 272, finishing behind Eagle Valley and Grand Junction.