The Durango High School girls golf team battled a tough course and tough conditions Wednesday, finishing third in the Cedaredge Invitational at Deer Creek Village.
The Demons, led by Sarah Gaughan's fourth-place individual finish, totaled 322 on the challenging mountain layout.
Delta won the tournament with a composite 315. Palisade was second at 319. The Demons finished third, ahead of Montrose (330) and Moffat County (330). Eight teams competed.
Gaughan led the Demons with a round of 99.
Lexi Whalen shot 106 for the Demons. Teammate Chelsea McSparren shot a 117. Myranda Crawford and Madeline Tovar each shot 125.
"The girls played a really tough golf course, and they played it well," DHS head coach Kirk Rawles said.
Rawles said the prep teams battled a "brutal" wind that averaged nearly 30 mph. Wind gusts regularly hit 45.
"It was really tough out there. But the girls battled. I'm so proud of them," Rawles said.
Two golfers shared medalist honors at 94 on Tuesday.
Today, the DHS golfers will play the Devil's Thumb Golf Course in Delta.