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The Los Alamos Hilltopper girls golf team showed signs of getting back in the swing of things this spring season at this week’s Kirtland Central Invitational.
Los Alamos, which struggled in its first two tournaments of the spring 2011 season, had its best showing so far in Tuesday’s round of the Kirtland Central tournament. The tournament was hosted by the Kirtland Central Broncos, regarded as one of the teams to beat in the upcoming Class 4A championship.
In less than ideal weather conditions Tuesday, the Hilltoppers posted their best score since the fall season.
The Hilltoppers carded a 368, a full 50 shots better than their total a week earlier at their home tournament.
Los Alamos finished with a two-day total of 748 at the tournament in Farmington. Los Alamos earned its seventh and eighth state qualification legs of the season with its showings for the two days of the tournament.
The Hilltoppers finished behind Kirtland Central for the two-day team title. Kirtland Central shot a stout total of 704 and Bronco Sheridan Ute shot an 83-84 to take the individual title.
Finishing second individually was Hilltopper Shelby Fellows. Fellows flirted with the low round of day two Tuesday but had four three-putts on the backside to drop her behind Ute.
Fellows still finished with an 87, following up on a team-best 90 Monday.
Miranda Olinger had a 92 Tuesday, followed by Morgan Vaughn’s 94 and Taylor Engleman’s 95. Emma Haines finished with a 105.
The Hilltoppers will play in the District 2-4A tournament Monday morning at Los Alamos Golf Course and are expected to win the district title. Fellows was the 2-4A individual runner-up in 2010.