AURORA | The North Division again got off to a big start at the first EMAC major boys golf tournament of the season, taking the top three spots in the team standings Thursday at Meadow Hills G.C.
Prairie View — with all five players finishing in the top 10 individually — built a six-stroke lead in the chase for the league title through the first of two major tournaments, while Brighton (336) finished a comfortable 12 strokes ahead of Northglenn for second place.
The tournament had the same order of finish as last season on the same course, as South Division leader Rangeview came in fourth with a team score of 360. Senior Dillon Joye recorded the lowest score for the Raiders with an 88, while sophomore Raymond Simanjuntak and senior Tyler Hayes were just behind as each shot 89.
Cody Coldiron’s 91 keyed Gateway’s sixth-place finish, R’Ron Fisher shot a 105 to lead seventh-place Aurora Central and Hunter Sellers’ 123 paced Hinkley, which finished a stroke behind Adams City in the chase for eighth place.
The second EMAC major tournament is scheduled for Sept. 5 at Buffalo Run G.C.
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EMAC MAJOR BOYS GOLF NO. 1
Thursday, Aug. 15 at Meadow Hills Golf Course
Team scores: 1. Prairie View 330; 2. Brighton 336; 3. Northglenn 348; 4. Rangeview 360; 5. Westminster 381; 6. Gateway 437; 7. Aurora Central 488; 8. Adams City 532; Hinkley 533
Top 10 individuals: T1. Nolan Egan (Brighton) 79; T1. Chris Struckman (Northglenn) 79; T1. Andy Yang (Prairie View) 79; 4. Austin Umland (Prairie View) 81; T5. Lane Egan (Northglenn) 83; T5. Brice Pawlowski (Brighton) 83; 7. Taron Ford (Prairie View), 84; 8. Darian Crider (Westminster) 85; 9. Jordan Cutler (Prairie View) 86; T10. Pedro Montes (Northglenn) 87; T10. Carter Nordhus (Prairie View) 87
AURORA SCORES BY TEAM (in order of finish)
Aurora Central: R’Ron Fisher 105, James Evans 123, Vinh Pham 126; David Gonzalez-Beltran 134; Gateway: Cody Coldiron 91, Ryan Kelley 109, Joseph Miller 112, Alex Vanacore 125; Hinkley: Hunter Sellers 123, William Rohr 129, Marquis Mack 131; Rangeview: Dillon Joye 88, Tyler Hayes 89, Raymond Simanjuntak 89, Mitchell Votry 94, Mitchell Claypool 97
OTHER SCORES BY TEAM (in order of finish)
Adams City: Chaz Garcia 118, Bijan Ganji 137, Cale Zbierski 137, Austin Kollison 140; Brighton: Nolan Egan 79, Lane Egan 83, Brice Pawlowski 83, Ryan Kropp 91, Preston Sanchez 94; Northglenn: Chris Struckman 79, Pedro Montes 87, Louis Vadeen 89, Nick Lewis 93, Dalton Hines 107; Prairie View: Andy Yang 79, Austin Umland 81, Taron Ford 84, Jordan Cutler 86, Carter Nordhus 87; Westminster: Darian Crider 85, Dustin McDaris 94, Ron Yanker 99, Josh McCoy 103, Devon Pruden 107