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3/26/2013 11:09:00 AM
Golfers win at home
Sophomore Tyler Amoruso examines the green before taking a putt during March 15ís home golf tournament. Photo by Erik Pague.
Sophomore Tyler Amoruso examines the green before taking a putt during March 15ís home golf tournament. Photo by Erik Pague.
Erik Pague

The Othello boys golf team hit the links at the Othello Golf Club Friday, March 15, played efficiently and earned themselves a first-place title at the Othello Invitational Tournament by a score of 249. They faced some tough competition from East Valley, only edging that team out by six points.
Senior Trevor Salsbury and sophomore Tyler Amoruso both scored 80s over 18-holes while junior Colton Hall kept the same pace, finishing nine holes in 40 strokes and winning the Individual Medalist trophy with his score. Freshman Caiden Hall scored a 110 and finally, Eric Taylor shot a 49 over nine holes.
Othello head coach Brian Lumsden said his team was excited to pick up a solid win at home and he thought they looked well prepared for the competition they saw.
"I think they were happy with each other's efforts," Lumsden said. "As I went around the course during the day, it seemed like they were focused and their short game seemed to be pretty spot on."
Salsbury shot a 43 on the front nine and a 37 on the back, missing out on earning the 18-hole individual trophy by five strokes to East Valley's Andrew Raab. Lumsden said his top golfer got off to a rocky start but came around later in the day to pick his game up. After a quick talk with his coach, Salsbury realized he had to calm down a bit and take some more time on his shots.
"One of Trevor's goals is to make sure he starts out where he wants to finish," Lumsden said. "(He) seemed a little rushed during the tournament, so he started to slow down and just relaxed a little bit."
Lumsden said Colton Hall played a solid game leading to his individual trophy for nine holes. Lumsden said low scores like Hall's contributed a lot to the team's edge in earning the win at the tournament.
"He was clearly out in front of his field," Lumsden said. "With Colton's 40 and Tyler and Trevor's 80s put together, we won by six."
With some solid scores like that and some good weather, Lumsden said the tournament was a good day that helped his golfers identify some areas they'd like to work on and continue developing their strengths.
The Huskies will enjoy a long break this week until picking up their clubs again for the Greyhound Invitational Monday at Black Rock Creek Golf Course. During practice, Lumsden hopes to get his guys some practice at situational golf and continue to expand their bag of tricks before league play begins in a few weeks.
"We've got a full week with no tournaments, so we're going to be working on some situational golf," he said. "I'm going to be putting some pressure on the players to learn how to hit on uneven lies, sand traps, fairway traps and how to hit a ball that's maybe already in some kind of divot or behind some obstruction."
With some hard work, and gaining some experience in areas like this, Lumsden is confident the guys will continue to keep their scores down throughout the season.


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