Boys Golf: Rangeview cruises in EMAC South opener at Springhill

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Rangeview junior Raymond Simanjuntak walks off the course after shooting an 8-over-par 72 to win the first EMAC South tournament of the season on Aug. 8, 2014, at Aurora’s Springhill Golf Course. (Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | Rangeview is king of Springhill again.

The Raiders continued their roll in EMAC South boys golf tournaments at Springhill Golf Course on Friday, posting the five best scores on their way to a decisive victory in the season-opening meet.

Playing in the No. 2 position for Rangeview, junior Raymond Simanjuntak won the Springhill tournament for the second straight season with a total of 8-over-par 72. Teammates Jay Chamberlain and Evan Kennedy came next with 80s, Mitchell Claypool carded an 83 and Blake Haag’s 86 gave the Raiders a clean sweep of the top five positions.

Coach Merlin Johnson’s Rangeview team finished with a three-golfer total of 232 and won the tournament on the same course for the third consecutive season.

While Simanjuntak was one stroke better on the course than the previous season, Chamberlain improved by 20 shots, shaving the 100 he shot in 2013 down to 80 this season.

Junior Luke Hemphill paced second-place Gateway with a sixth-place score of 89, while William Rohr’s 92 placed him seventh individually for Hinkley, which finished in the fifth spot as a team. Sophomore R’Ron Fisher shot a 96 for Aurora Central, which edged Adams City by four strokes for third.

The North and South divisions of the EMAC get together for the first of two league majors at 11 a.m. Aug. 14 at Murphy Creek Golf Course. The cumulative result of the two major tournaments — the other is Sept. 4 — determines the final league standings for regional seeding purposes.

The next EMAC South meet is scheduled for 1 p.m. Aug. 21 at Aurora Hills G.C.

Courtney Oakes is Sports Editor of the Aurora Sentinel. Reach him at 303-750-7555 or [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. Facebook: Aurora Prep Sentinel

EMAC SOUTH BOYS GOLF MEET NO. 1

Aug. 8 at Springhill G.C.

Team scores: 1. Rangeview 232; 2. Gateway 307; 3. Aurora Central 349; 4. Adams City 353; 5. Hinkley 433

Top 10 individuals (par 64): 1. Raymond Simanjuntak (Rangeview) 72; T2. Evan Kennedy (Rangeview) 80; T2. Jay Chamberlain (Rangeview) 80; 4. Mitchell Claypool (Rangeview) 83; 5. Blake Haag (Rangeview) 86; 6. Luke Hemphill (Gateway) 89; 7. William Rohr (Hinkley) 92; 8. Joseph Miller (Gateway) 95; 9. R’Ron Fisher (Aurora Central) 96; 10. Bijon Ganji (Adams City) 113

Aurora individuals

Aurora Central (349): R’Ron Fisher 96, Abraham Pirano 120, Enrique Angeles 133; Gateway (307): Luke Hemphill 89, Joseph Miller 95, Saben Brooks 123, Dillon Burwick 128; Hinkley (433): William Rohr 92, Marquis Mack 113; Rangeview (232): Raymond Simanjuntak 72, Jay Chamberlain 80, Evan Kennedy 80, Mitchell Claypool 83, Blake Haag 86

Other individuals

Adams City (353): Bijon Ganji 107, Aaron Montoya 113, Cale Zbierski 133