The Durango High School girls golf team posted its lowest team score of the season Thursday at Devil's Thumb Golf Course in Delta with a 315.
Sarah Gaughan led the Demons with a 102. Freshman Lexi Whalen shot a 106, Chelsea McSparren recorded a career-low 107, Madeline Tovar posted a 115, and Myranda Crawford rounded out the lineup with a 117.
The Demons were second out of eight teams at the end of their matches, with other golfers still on the course from other teams. The medalist was a 94.
Kirk Rawles said physical endurance is a big focus in his first year as DHS head coach, making his athletes tote their golf bags around the neighborhood as preparation for 18 holes.
"I think we're doing great," Rawles said. "The girls work hard, and they're willing to improve."
The Demons have improved progressively since their April 6 tournament at Riverview, in which Whalen shot a 103 in her first-ever prep event.
Wednesday at Cederedge, the Demons fought through 29-mph winds and 45-mph gusts to post a team score of 322.
"It was brutal," Rawles said.
DHS has another busy week ahead after cancellations early in the season forced them to adopt a jam-packed late-season slate.
The Demons travel to Farmington on Monday to play Pinon Hills, then return home to host the Durango Invitational at Hillcrest Golf Club on Friday.
"Pinon's going to be a real big test," Rawles said. "That's one of the toughest courses anywhere. Hillcrest is going to seem easy after that."