Clovis senior tied for fifth

CNJ staff

ROSWELL —Clovis senior Jordan Moore is tied for fifth after the first round of Roswell Spring Invitational.

Moore shot a 72 Monday at Spring River Golf Club and trails co-leaders Michael Adams of Alamogordo and Donavin Sanchez of Portales by three strokes in the 36-hole tournament, which moves to the New Mexico Military Institute course for today’s final round.

Tyler Fontenot added a 78 for Clovis, which is tied for ninth with Portales at 316, but only three strokes behind District 4-5A’s Carlsbad and Hobbs.

Class 4A Artesia leads the tournament at 301.

Junior Ryan Boatman shot an 82 and younger brother Kyal Boatman an 84 to lead Clovis Christian, which is 19th in the 21 team tournament.

“It was a nice day with very little win until the last three of four holes,” Clovis Christian coach Cary McFarden said. “We need to work on our chipping and putting and eliminate some of the high scores.”

In the girls tournament, Clovis Christian senior Mollie Peterson is tied for fourth place, six shots out of the lead after shooting an 87 at a NMMI setup that included three par 3s 200 yards or more.

Kayla Cline of Socorro is the leader.

Tiffany Reid shot a 91 for Clovis, which is tied for eighth with Artesia at 416 in the 15-team field. Reid was the only Lady Wildcat to break 100.

“The girls had a rough day today,” Clovis coach Jeff Fontilla said. “They’re playing from the men’s tees, so the scores are a little high.”

Clovis Christian is tied for 12th.