ENGLEWOOD | The Regis Jesuit girls golf team is still looking for its best overall tournament of the season.
The Raiders were pretty good on Monday at the Class 5A Central Region tournament at Broken Tee G.C., placing all four players in the top 10 individually and winning the team championship by six strokes over powerhouse Cherry Creek.
Junior Sydney Gillespie shot her best career round with Regis Jesuit with a 1-under-par 71 to win the individual regional title — and stood as low as 5-under through 10 holes — to finish two strikes ahead of Cherry Creek’s Calli Ringsby for medalist honors in a field for 54 golfers from 15 schools.
Sophomore Mary Weinstein carded a 5-over 77 to take fifth individually and freshman Jaclyn Murray tied for sixth at 80 to give coach George Miller’s Raiders enough of a cushion over the Bruins. Regis Jesuit’s No. 4 player, sophomore Erika Sailer, shot an 86 for good measure that put her 10th individually.
Gillespie is headed to her third straight state tournament for the the Raiders and it happens to be on the course she grew up playing, Raccoon Creek G.C. in Littleton, May 19-20.
Joining the Regis Jesuit players at state is Rangeview senior Julia Kim — the EMAC individual champion — who easily secured her third straight state berth with a 13-over 85.
Kim’s round started well as she was even through five holes, which included an eagle on par 3 hole No. 4. She finished plus-4 at the turn and the cushion helped her on a tough back nine that saw her take a triple-bogey eight on the par 5 15th hole.
Senior Danae Bushman, a state qualifier as a sophomore, finished 35th with a 110 for Rangeview, which placed 10th.
Gateway finished 13th as a team with Cheyanne Avery’s 121 leading the way, while Katie Jeddeloh shot a 115 as the lone entrant from Smoky Hill.
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2014 CLASS 5A CENTRAL REGIONAL GIRLS GOLF TOURNAMENT
May 5 at Broken Tee G.C. (Par 72)
Team scores: 1. REGIS JESUIT 228; 2. Cherry Creek 234; 3. Dakota 247; 4. Legend 271; 5. Central (G.J.) 289; 6. Lakewood 293; 7. Loveland 295; T8. Mountain Vista 320; T8. Poudre 320; 10. RANGEVIEW 325; 11. Chatfield 354; 12. Fountain-Fort Carson 356; 13. GATEWAY 363; 14. Adams City 417
Top 21 individuals (par 72): 1. SYDNEY GILLESPIE (REGIS JESUIT) 71; 2. Calli Ringsby (Cherry Creek) 73; 3. Sydney Merchant (Dakota Ridge) 74; 4. Gillian Vance (Dakota Ridge) 75; 5. MARY WEINSTEIN (REGIS JESUIT) 77; T6. JACLYN MURRAY (REGIS JESUIT) 80; T6. Molly Lucas (Cherry Creek) 80; 8. Jackie Biggs (Cherry Creek) 81; 9. JULIA KIM (RANGEVIEW) 85; 10. ERIKA SAILER (REGIS JESUIT) 86; T11. Duval Sutherland (Legend) 88; T11. Stephanie Bang (Cherry Creek) 88; 13. Anna Kennedy (Legend) 89; T14. Emma Hesse (Lakewood) 90; T14. Lauren Pearson (Chatfield) 90; 16. Alli Bundy (Loveland) 92; 17. Sammie Medina (Central (G.J.)) 93; 18. McKenna Reppe (Legend) 94; 19. Andrea Reppe (Legend) 95; T20. Haley Doty (Lakewood) 97; T20. Taylor Head (Central (G.J.) 97
Gateway (13): 42. Cheyanne Avery 121, 47. Sophia Spelic 128, 50. Maria Silva Rodriguez 139, 53. Iva Griffiths 142; Rangeview (10): 9. Julia Kim 85; 35. Danae Bushman 110, 48. Jasmine Trevizo 130; Regis Jesuit (1): 1. Sydney Gillespie 71, 5. Mary Weinstein 77, T6. Jaclyn Murray 80, 10. Erika Sailer 86; Smoky Hill (NS): 38. Katie Jeddeloh 115