AURORA | Playing Springhill Golf Course second instead of first, as usual, literally made no difference to the Rangeview boys golf team.
The Raiders opened last season with a score of 232 to win the first EMAC South Minor at Springhill and duplicated that score exactly on Thursday, though the tournament came after they opened with the first of two league major tournaments last week at Meadow Hills Golf Course.
Rangeview senior Raymond Simanjuntak posted the lowest score at Springhill for the third straight season with a 7-over-par 71 — which bettered his 72 last season and his 73 in 2013 — while sophomore Levi Robinson tied for second with a 79 and junior Jared Clanton checked in fifth at 82.
Coach Merlin Johnson’s Raiders finished 51 strokes clear of runner-up Gateway, which posted a team score of 283.
While the Raiders had the top five scores at last season’s Springhill tournament, Adams City’s Aaron Montoya and Gateway’s Luke Hemphill made sure that didn’t happen this time around.
Though Adams City finished fourth in the team standings, Montoya improved 34 strokes from last season to tie Robinson for second at 79. Hemphill shaved 10 strokes off his 2014 Springhill round with a 79 that put him fourth, while Joseph Miller shot 94 for coach Brian Dossey’s Olys.
Iojan Ledezma and Abraham Pizano each shot 100 to pace coach Larry Taylor’s Aurora Central squad to third, while Cleveland Gultom’s 101 led the way for fifth-place Hinkley.
The next EMAC South meet is scheduled for 1 p.m. Aug. 27 at Aurora Hills G.C.
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EMAC SOUTH MINOR BOYS GOLF TOURNAMENT
Aug. 20 at Springhill Golf Course
Team scores: 1. Rangeview 232, 2. Gateway 283, 3. Aurora Central 304, 4. Adams City 333, 5. Hinkley 348
Top five individuals (par 64): 1. Raymond Simanjuntak (Rangeview) 71, T2. Levi Robinson (Rangeview) 79, T2. Aaron Montoya (Adams City) 79, 4. Luke Hemphill (Gateway) 81, 5. Jared Clanton (Rangeview) 82
Team-by-team results (in order of finish)
Rangeview (232): Raymond Simanjuntak 71, Levi Robinson 79, Jared Clanton 82, Jonathan Kim 88, Daniel Smith 89, Keith Kutsuma 98; Gateway (283): Luke Hemphill 81, Joseph Miller 94, Saben Brooks 108, Blake Landfair 122, Abdi Omer 122; Aurora Central (304): Iojan Ledezma 100, Abraham Pizano 100, R’Ron Fisher 104, Jesse Salcido 109, Dat Duong 128; Adams City (333): Aaron Montoya 79, Marco Rosales 126, Jaden Coates 128, Julian Vasquez 128; Hinkley (348): Cleveland Gultom 101, Roberto Quintana 123, Brandon Zabel 124, Vladimir Martinez 140