ENGLEWOOD | With one South Suburban Golf Course record holder looking on, Cherokee Trail’s Ji Woo Jang grabbed his share of the top spot in the course record books Wednesday when he fired a 64 at the fourth Centennial League boys golf meet of the season.
The Cougars’ senior — last season’s league medalist — shot 32 on the front nine and 32 on the back nine and birdied three of his final four holes to come in with a 64 and become the fourth member of the South Suburban course record.
Cherry Creek head coach Bob Kubiak is one of the other three golfers to shoot a 64 at South Suburban, so he took great interest in watching Jang finish his promising round. He saw Jang’s final four holes go exactly the same way his round of 64 had gone in June of 2003.
Jang’s 64 topped the 68 shot by Eaglecrest sophomore Davis Bryant in the second league tournament at Fitzsimons G.C. Still, Bryant is the runaway leader to win medalist honors and shot even par to finish tied for third with Mullen’s Harris Butler.
With junior Bradley Scalia shooting 76 and senior Ryan Loos turning in a season-low 77, Cherokee Trail shot 303 as a team and managed to finish second behind Arapahoe, the top finish of the season thus far for coach Troy Flores’ Cougars, last season’s league champs.
Grandview senior Mason Jowsey continued his strong play late in the season as he carded a 74 to tie for sixth place individually. Danny Taggart added a 78 to help the Wolves finish fifth.
The Centennial League has just one tournament remaining, set for Saddle Rock G.C., when the final league standings will be determined. The league teams will be distributed amongst the four Class 5A regional state-qualifying tournaments based on their finish.
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CENTENNIAL LEAGUE BOYS GOLF MEET NO. 4
Sept. 9 at South Suburban G.C.
Team scores: 1. Arapahoe 295; 2. CHEROKEE TRAIL 303; 3. Mullen 308; 4. Cherry Creek 310; 5. GRANDVIEW 315; 6. SMOKY HILL 323; 7. EAGLECREST 343; 8. OVERLAND 433
Top 10 individuals: 1. JI WOO JANG (CHEROKEE TRAIL) 64 (tied course record); 2. Austin Duffy (Arapahoe) 71; T3. DAVIS BRYANT (EAGLECREST) 72; T3. Harris Butler (Mullen) 72; 5. Hunter Tuite (Cherry Creek) 73; T6. MASON JOWSEY (GRANDVIEW) 74; T6. Jon Bailey (Arapahoe) 74;
Aurora team-by-team results (in order of finish)
Cherokee Trail (303): Ji Woo Jang 64, Bradley Scalia 76, Ryan Loos 77, Jack Stephenson 86, Matt Petry 90; Grandview (315): Mason Jowsey 74, Danny Taggart 78, Matt McCartney 80, Brandon Armitage 83, Zach Sumner 83; Smoky Hill (323): Paul Cleveland 76, Christopher Kennedy 81, Kyle Colen 82, Cole Johnson 84, Michael Sam 92; Eaglecrest (343): Davis Bryant 72, Thomas Logan 88, Michael Milton 88, Tyler Haman 95, Lucas Lonergan 100; Overland (433): Mason Moore 96, Morgan Moore 102
Other team-by-team results (in order of finish)
Arapahoe (295): Austin Duffy 71, Jon Bailey 74, David Packer 75, Tom Packer 75, Tyler Martinez 79; Mullen (308): Harris Butler 72, Michael Phenicie 75, Josh Rymnkiewicz 80, Reece Jones 81, Jack Dowdle 84; Cherry Creek (310): Hunter Tuite 73, Asher Nolting 78, Grey Brewer 79, Cade Kilkenny 80, Jeremy Feerer 81