Girls Golf: Grandview wraps up Centennial League championship


AURORA | The Grandview girls golf team put the finishing touches a Centennial League championship on Thursday with a nine-stroke victory in the final league tournament of the season.


Playing on the CommonGround Golf Course that will be the site of the Class 5A girls state golf tournament in a few weeks, senior Morgan Sahm fired an even-par 71 to pace the Wolves, which saw freshman Amy Chitkoksoong card a 77 and Caitlin O’Donnell add an 85.

Grandview won its fourth straight league tournament since finishing four strokes behind Cherry Creek in the opening tournament and coach Mary Danielson’s team ended up with a 36-stroke advantage in the final standings.

The Bruins finished second, followed by Arapahoe in third, Cherokee Trail in fourth and Mullen in fifth.

Smoky Hill freshman Amisha Singh shot a 77 to tie with Chitkoksoong for third individually in the final tournament.

Sahm got off to a strong start with birdies on her first two holes and stayed under par for the first 15 holes before back-to-back bogeys on Nos. 16 and 17. A birdie on the par-5 No. 18 brought her in at even par.

Chitkoksoong made birdies on two of her first four holes and also sat under par through 14 holes, but shot seven-over on the final four holes to finish six-over.

Next up for Aurora’s Centennial League teams are 5A regional tournaments, with their finish in the final standings determining where they will play.

As league champion, Grandview is scheduled to play in the Southern Regional in Colorado Springs.

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


May 5 at CommonGround Golf Course

Team scores: 1. GRANDVIEW 319; 2. Cherry Creek 328; T3. Arapahoe 376; T3. Mullen 376; 5. CHEROKEE TRAIL 405

Top 10 individuals (par 71): 1. MORGAN SAHM (GRANDVIEW) 71; 2. Hannah More (Mullen) 76; T3. AMY CHITKOKSOONG (GRANDVIEW) 77; T3. AMISHA SINGH (SMOKY HILL) 77; 5. Esther Ahn (Cherry Creek) 79; 6. Stephanie Bang (Cherry Creek) 82; 7. Lexi Ringsby (Cherry Creek) 83; 8. Payton Canon (Cherry Creek) 84; 9. CAITLIN O’DONNELL (GRANDVIEW) 85; T10. Beth Lebar (Arapahoe) 86; T10. Hannah Fey (Cherry Creek) 86

Aurora team by team results (in order of finish)

Grandview (319): Morgan Sahm 71, Amy Chitkoksoong 77, Caitlin O’Donnell 85, Morgan Ryan 86, Sydney Szarka 93, Emily Jung 94; Cherokee Trail (405): Alix Mees 94, Brooke Kramer 102, Selindria Begay 103, Madisen Martinez 105, Adrienne Novak 114; Smoky Hill (NS): Amisha Singh 77, Ayanna Hwang 111; Eaglecrest (NS): Mikayla Conaway 125, Lauren Avery 132, Lauren Howell WD

Other team by team results (in order of finish)

Cherry Creek (328): Esther Ahn 79, Stephanie Bang 82, Lexi Ringsby 83, Payton Canon 84, Hannah Fey 86; Arapahoe (376): Beth Lebar 86, Jacq Pepper 92, McKenna Grigsby 94, Emily Handlovitch 104; Mullen (376): Hannah More 76, Meghan Witt 94, Susie McInerney 101, Marie McCarthy 105