Grandview sophomore Kenny VanWormer qualified for the Class 5A boys state golf tournament last season and hopes to make it into this season’s 5A state tournament, set for Oct. 7-8, 2019, at Pinehurst C.C. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Sentinel Colorado)

AURORA | Key dates and information for the 2019 boys golf season in Aurora:

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2019 AURORA BOYS GOLF KEY DATES, INFORMATION

Key dates: Aug. 5 — Practice begins; Aug. 8 — First tournaments allowed; Sept. 23-27: Regional tournaments; Oct. 7-8: State tournaments (5A, Pinehurst C.C.; 4A, Bridges C.C.; 3A, Eisenhower GC – Blue)

5A Regionals (based on final league standings — 2 automatic teams, 13 individuals not on a team qualify for state from each regional): WESTERN (Jeffco League host; Sept. 25, 8:30 a.m. (shotgun) at Hyland Hills) – Jeffco Nos. 1, 5 & 9; EMAC Nos. 2 & 6; Front Range Nos. 2, 6, 9, 10 & 13; Centennial No. 4; Colorado Springs Metro No. 4; Continental Nos. 4, 8 & 10; SOUTHERN (Colorado Springs Metro host; at Colorado Springs Country Club) — Centennial Nos. 1 & 5; Colorado Springs Metro Nos. 1 & 5; Continental No. 1, 5 & 9; Jeffco Nos. 2 & 6; EMAC Nos. 3, 7 & 10; Front Range Nos. 3, 7 & 11; CENTRAL (Continental League host) — Denver No. 1; Southwestern No. 1; Centennial Nos. 2 & 6; Colorado Springs Metro Nos. 2 & 6; Continental Nos. 2 & 6; Jeffco Nos. 3 & 7; EMAC Nos. 4 & 8; Front Range Nos. 4, 8 & 12; 0; NORTHERN (EMAC host; Sept. 23, 8 a.m. (shotgun) at The Broadlands): EMAC Nos. 1, 5 & 9; Front Range Nos. 1 & 5; Denver No. 2; Southwestern No. 2; Centennial Nos. 3 & 7; Colorado Springs Metro Nos. 3 & 7; Continental Nos. 3 & 7; Jeffco Nos. 4 & 8; 4A REGION 2 (Cheyenne Mountain host, Sept. 23, 10:30 a.m. at Country Club of Colorado): Vista PEAK, Arvada, D’Evelyn, Evergreen, Golden, Green Mountain, Littleton, Standley Lake, Wheat Ridge, Air Academy, Cheyenne Mountain, Palmer Ridge, Mesa Ridge, Mitchell, Woodland Park

Aurora leagues: Centennial League — Cherokee Trail, Eaglecrest, Grandview, Overland and Smoky Hill; Continental League — Regis Jesuit; East Metro Athletic Conference — Aurora Central, Gateway, Hinkley, Rangeview and Vista PEAK

Aurora coaches: Cherokee Trail — Jason Leclaire; Eaglecrest — Stan Adams; Gateway — Brian Dossey; Grandview — Will Dodd; Hinkley — Andy Robinson; Overland — Casey Coy; Rangeview — Merlin Johnson; Regis Jesuit — Craig Rogers; Smoky Hill — Jim Riesenman; Vista PEAK — Michael Martikonis

Returning Class 5A state qualifiers: Mason Bernard, Cherokee Trail, jr.; Beam Boonta, Cherokee Trail, sr.; Alex Chitkoksoong, Grandview, soph.; Andrew Jang, Cherokee Trail, soph.; Kenny VanWormer, Grandview, soph.; Bo Wardynski, Regis Jesuit, sr.

Aurora golfers to watch: David Berg, Regis Jesuit, jr.; Jose Blea, Smoky Hill, jr.; Nate Carver, Overland, sr.; Randy Conger, Grandview, sr.; Bruce Cooper, Vista PEAK, sr.; Dallon DeLoach, Rangeview, jr.; Landyn Garcia, Eaglecrest, jr.; Teddy Hummel, Regis Jesuit, jr.; Noah Larchick, Overland, jr.; Nolan Lee, Smoky Hill, jr.; Cole McCoy, Regis Jesuit, jr.; Garrison Milton, Gateway, sr.; Austin Murphy, Vista PEAK, sr.; Brody Severin, Vista PEAK, soph.; Ellington Smith, Rangeview, sr.; Josh Stone, Grandview, jr.; Dawson Thulin, Vista PEAK, soph.; Andrew White, Eaglecrest, fr.; DeAngelo Williams, Rangeview, fr.; DJ Wilson, Gateway, sr.; Liam Wood, Regis Jesuit, soph.