Boys Golf: EMAC finalizes leagues standings after second major tournament


WESTMINSTER | When the final putt dropped on the second EMAC major boys golf tournament of the season, the destinations for all nine teams in the Class 5A regional tournaments was sealed.


Rangeview sat fourth after the opening major at Aurora’s Murphy Creek Golf Course and coach Merlin Johnson’s team finished in an identical spot after both in Thursday’s tournament at Legacy Ridge Golf Course and in the overall standings.

Led by senior Mitchell Claypool and junior Raymond Simanjuntak, who each tied for second individually with 77s, the Raiders shot a team total of 254 to finish behind the three teams that also finished in front of them in the overall standings in the same order, Prairie View, Brighton and Northglenn/Thornton.

The fourth position 5A Central Regional scheduled for Sept. 15 at Green Valley Ranch Golf Course. Another city team, coach Larry Taylor’s Aurora Central group — which finished ninth in the second major and eighth overall — is also headed to that same state qualifying tournament.

Gateway finished fifth, two strokes in front of Westminster in the Legacy Ridge tournament, but the teams were flip-flopped in the final standings with the Olys in sixth and Wolves in fifth.

Coach Brian Dossey’s Gateway team — led by Luke Hemphill’s 96 and Joseph Miller’s 97 — is headed to the 5A Western Regional set for Sept. 15 at Raccoon Creek G.C. Second-place Brighton also represents the EMAC in that regional.

Hinkley didn’t have enough golfers to post a team score and assumes the No. 9 slot, which puts coach Andy Robinson’s Thunderbirds in the Northern Regional — which the EMAC is hosting — at Aurora’s Meadow Hills G.C. League champion Prairie View and fifth-place Westminster will also be in the field.

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Sept. 4 at Legacy Ridge G.C.

Team scores: 1. Prairie View 237; 2. Brighton 243; 3. Northglenn/Thornton 248; 4. RANGEVIEW 254; 5. GATEWAY 336; 6. Westminster 338; 7. HINKLEY 357; 8. Adams City 361; 9. AURORA CENTRAL 367

Top 10 individuals: 1. Louis Vadeen (Northglenn/Thornton) 76; 2. MITCHELL CLAYPOOL (RANGEVIEW) 77; 3. RAYMOND SIMANJUNTAK (RANGEVIEW) 77; T4. Ryan Kropp (Brighton) 78; T4. Hunter Nicholas (Prairie View) 78; T4. Andy Yang (Prairie View) 78; T7. Taron Ford (Prairie View) 81; T7. Trey Hamblin (Brighton) 81; 9. Rafael Delgado (Northglenn/Thornton) 83; 10. Brice Pawlowski (Brighton) 84

Aurora team-by-team results (in order of finish)

Rangeview (254): Mitchell Claypool 77, Raymond Simanjuntak 77, Jay Chamberlain 100, Cameron Rivera 106, Evan Kennedy 108; Gateway (336): Luke Hemphill 96, Joseph Miller 97, Saben Brooks 143; Hinkley (357): William Rohr 97, Cleveland Gulton 129, Marquis Mack 131; Aurora Central (367): R’Ron Fisher 107, Abraham Pizano 127, Johan Ledezma 131, David Gonzalez 133, Enrique Angeles 147;

Other team-by-team results (in order of finish)

Prairie View (237): Hunter Nicholas 78, Andy Yang 78, Taron Ford 81, Carter Nordhus 88, Diego Nolasco 92; Brighton (243): Ryan Kropp 78, Trey Hamblin 81, Brice Pawlowski 84, Austin Ross 86, Nolan Egan 91; Northglenn/Thornton (248): Louis Vadeen 76, Rafael Delgado 83, Dalton Hines 89, Nick Lewis 89, Jerod King 105; Westminster (338): Keanu Squire 106, Josh McCoy 107, Matteo McGinness 125, Tyler McCoy 141; Adams City (361): Aaron Montoya 109, Tim Burns 125, Bijon Ganji 127, Cale Zbierski 137

FINAL EMAC TEAM STANDINGS (through 2 majors)

1. Prairie View 482 (Meadow Hills G.C. Regional); 2. Brighton 495 (Raccoon Creek G.C. Regional); 3. Northglenn/Thornton 515 (Wellshire G.C. Regional); 4. RANGEVIEW 529 (Green Valley Ranch Regional); 5. Westminster 629 (Meadow Hills G.C. Regional); 6. GATEWAY 658 (Raccoon Creek G.C. Regional); 7. Adams City 705 (Wellshire G.C.); 8. AURORA CENTRAL 744 (Green Valley Ranch G.C. Regional); 9. HINKLEY no score (Meadow Hills G.C.)