AURORA | City golfers have to go far and wide at regional tournaments Monday and Tuesday in hopes of earning spots in the upcoming Class 5A or 4A state tournaments.
The top two teams and 13 individuals not on one of those teams at each regional move on the May 31-June 1 state tournaments, which will be contested at Tiara Rado G.C. (4A) and The Olde Course at Loveland (5A).
The fields for each regional tournament were determined by final league standings and with their placement in the Centennial and Continental leagues, respectively, Cherokee Trail and Regis Jesuit ended up in the 5A Northern Regional at Collindale G.C. in Fort Collins (9 a.m. shotgun start). Among the Cougars’ entrants are returning state qualifiers Bead Boonta and Devin Gilbreath, while the Raiders have a returning state qualifier of their own in Caitlin Neumann.
Caroline Ryan and Courtney Ladymon are returning state qualifiers on the course for Grandview at the 5A Western Region tournament at Broken Tee G.C. (8 a.m. shotgun start), while Smoky Hill’s one player — Caroline Gardland — is part of the Central Region tournament on the Babe Lind/Creek Course at Kennedy G.C. that has an 8 a.m. shotgun start.
Aurora Central, Gateway and Vista PEAK were supposed to be in the 4A Region 4 tournament at Quail Dunes, but only the Bison had players entered when the tournament begin at 9 a.m.
Eaglecrest, which features returning state qualifier Savanna Becker, is part of the Tuesday Southern Region at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Meadow Hills G.C. Rangeview is also in the field.
Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports
CLASS 5A/4A GIRLS GOLF REGIONAL PAIRINGS, SCHEDULE
Class 4A Region 4 (May 23 at Quail Dunes, 9 a.m.)
Aurora teams: Aurora Central, Gateway, Vista PEAK. Other teams: Battle Mountain, Eagle Valley, Glenwood Springs, Montrose, Palisade, Rifle, Steamboat, Conifer, Evergreen, Golden, Pomona, Wheat Ridge, Thornton, Mullen, G.J. Central, Durango
Class 5A Southern Region (May 24 at Meadow Hills G.C., 11 a.m.)
Aurora teams: Eaglecrest, Rangeview. Other teams: Arapahoe, Arvada West, Rampart, Chatfield, Fountain-Fort Carson, Broomfield, Rocky Mountain, Rock Canyon, Castle View
Class 5A Central Region (May 23 at Kennedy G.C., 8 a.m. (shotgun start))
Aurora team: Smoky Hill. Other teams: Denver East, Cherry Creek, Lakewood, Pine Creek, Fruita Monument, Legacy, Monarch, Mountain Vista, Heritage, Bear Creek
Class 5A Northern Region (May 23 at Collindale G.C., 9 a.m. (shotgun start))
Aurora teams: Cherokee Trail, Regis Jesuit. Other teams: Prairie View, Northglenn, Columbine, Liberty, Grand Junction, Fossil Ridge, Fairview, Legend, ThunderRidge
Class 5A Western Region (May 23 at Broken Tee G.C., 8 a.m. (shotgun start))
Aurora team: Grandview. Other teams: Valor Christian, Brighton, Ralston Valley, Doherty, Loveland, Horizon, Mountain Range, Chaparral, Highlands Ranch, Douglas County