Boys Golf: Zhang drops 68 to help Regis Jesuit win second straight Continental League tournament

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LONE TREE | The Regis Jesuit boys golf team posted its second straight Continental League victory with a seven-shot win over Rock Canyon Monday at Lone Tree Golf Course.

Senior Tyler Zhang shot a scorching 4-under-par 68 to take individual honors for the Raiders, who also had senior Justin Markel tie for second with a 1-over 73. Senior Harry Woodward and sophomore Walker Fuller shot 76 and 79, respectively, to give Regis Jesuit a team score of 296 and put some distance between Rock Canyon (303) and Highlands Ranch (311).

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The Raiders, who finished seven strokes behind the Jaguars in the first league tournament, then pulled even with a seven-stroke edge over Rock Canyon on Aug. 18 at South Suburban G.C. The margin is up to seven strokes going into the Aug. 29 league tournament at Spring Valley C.C.

Zhang helped widen the margin with his performance, despite making a bogey on the opening hole. He birdied No. 2 to get back to even and made the turn at 3-under. A birdie on the par-3 Hole No. 10 dropped to 4-under and Zhang got as low as 5-under with a birdie on No. 16. A bogey on the par-4 Hole No. 18 brought him in with a 68.

Markel made three birdies in his round, including two on his final four holes, to finish with a 1-over 73 and tie Rock Canyon’s Nick Caldwell for second place.

Woodward sat at plus-1 through 12 holes until a string of four straight bogeys between Holes No. 13-16 pushed him as high as 5-over. A birdie on the par-4 No. 18 dropped him to a 4-over for the day, good enough to tie for eighth.

Fuller — who shot a 69 in the season opening tournament — bogeyed his first three holes, but held it together to finish 7-over for the day.

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

CONTINENTAL LEAGUE BOYS GOLF MEET NO. 3

Aug. 22 at Lone Tree G.C.

Team scores (par 288): 1. REGIS JESUIT 296, 2. Rock Canyon 303, 3. Highlands Ranch 311, 4. Heritage 319, 5. Castle View 323, 6. Mountain Vista 325, 7. Douglas County 336, 8. ThunderRidge 339, 9. Legend 340, 10. Chaparral 347, 11. Ponderosa 352

Top 10 individuals (par 72): 1. TYLER ZHANG (REGIS JESUIT) 68; T2. JUSTIN MARKEL (REGIS JESUIT) 73; T2. Nick Caldwell (Rock Canyon) 73; T4. JT Snowden (Rock Canyon) 74; T4. Dillon Baker (Castle View) 74; T6. David Roney (Douglas County) 75; T6. Ben Carrington (Heritage) 75; T8. HARRY WOODWARD (REGIS JESUIT) 76; T8. Chris Dennis (Mountain Vista) 76; T8. Jackson Crist (Highlands Ranch) 76

Regis Jesuit results

Regis Jesuit (296): Tyler Zhang 68, Justin Markel 73, Harry Woodward 76, Walker Fuller 79, Riley Thompson 85

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

Rock Canyon (303): Nick Caldwell 73, JT Snowden 74, Jake Daniel 78, Kieran McMullen 78, Henry Dunkleberger 96; Highlands Ranch (311): Jackson Crist 76, Andrew Davis 77, Kyle Pearson 78, Ryan Pearson 80, Adam Clark 87; Heritage (319): Ben Carrington 75, Sam Blackwood 77, Cameron Bajaj 79, Ryan Way 88, Jordan Phung 97; Castle View (323): Dillon Baker 74, Greyson Warfield 78, Reese Taylor 78, Mark Olsen 88, Connor Smith 90, Zach Cushman 93, Jacob Williams 97, Bryson Lindsey 105; Mountain Vista (325): Chris Dennis 76, Chris Raap 81, Evan Wilkinson 83, Nick Kim 85, Elisandro Aragon 89; Douglas County (336): David Roney 75, Max Beveridge 85, Ben Horwith 87, Garrett Blizzard 89, Reggie Williams 95; ThunderRidge (339): Evan Kalac 78, Brody Mueller 81, Tom Bonner 89, Zach Swanson 91, RJ Nevins 95; Legend (340): Tyler Andrews 84, Nic Passalacqua 84, Blake Katt 86, Jared Sitzman 86, Jessen Steel 95; Chaparral (347): Nichols Neff 82, Tyler Mulligan 84, Jonas Graham 86, Harry Salh 95, Bryce Howard 96; Ponderosa (352): Skylar Bjornsen 83, Mac Konrad 84, John Fulton 91, Nick Zinn 94, Garrett Bradley 96