Girls Golf: Grandview wraps up Centennial League title; regional sites, all-league honors decided

Grandview sophomores Amy Chitkoksoong, left, and Morgan Ryan each made the All-Centennial League first team as they helped the Wolves win the league title by a single stroke. Chitkoksoong won league medalist honors for a second straight season. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | It came down to the very last hole of Wednesday’s final Centennial League girls golf tournament to decide a league champion.

Grandview took the lead in the league chase going into the rescheduled meet at Meadow Hills Golf Course and managed to hold onto it until the end of nine drama-filled holes on its way to a second consecutive Centennial League championship.

The Wolves’ one-stroke victory over Cherry Creek — which made up four of the five strokes it trailed by coming into the last tournament — sends them back to the same Meadow Hills course on Monday as part of the Class 5A Southern Regional, which coach Mary Danielson’s team was scheduled to host anyways.

Fifth-place Eaglecrest joins Grandview in the Southern Regional, fourth-place finisher Cherokee Trail is headed for the Western Regional Monday at Fox Hollow G.C. and sixth-place Smoky Hill is bound for the Central Regional at City Park.

Sophomore Amy Chitkoksoong had a comfortable lead in the chase for Centennial League medalist honors and sewed it up by winning the final tournament with a score of 33, one stroke better than Cherry Creek’s Stephanie Bang.

Chitkoksoong won the individual league title for the second straight season and is joined by teammates Caitlin O’Donnell and Morgan Ryan on the all-league first team, comprised of the top eight finishers in terms of points accrued.

O’Donnell finished third and Ryan took seventh in the league individual standings.

Smoky Hill sophomore Amisha Singh missed the 18-hole tournament at Fitzsimons Golf Course — which dropped her too far behind Chitkoksoong in the individual standings — but shot a 39 in the final tournament to finish fifth.

Cherokee Trail’s Brooke Hansen rounds out the All-Centennial League first team performers from Aurora programs with her eighth-place finish.

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


Team standings (after six tournaments): 1. GRANDVIEW 1,414 strokes; 2. Cherry Creek 1,415; 3. Arapahoe 1,529; 4. CHEROKEE TRAIL 1,616; 5. Mullen 1,861; 6. EAGLECREST 1,956; SMOKY HILL no score

All-Centennial League first team (places 1-8): 1. AMY CHITKOKSOONG (GRANDVIEW) 79 points; 2. Payton Canon (Cherry Creek) 60; T3. CAITLIN O’DONNELL (GRANDVIEW) 59; T3. Stephanie Bang (Cherry Creek) 59; 5. AMISHA SINGH (SMOKY HILL) 58; 6. Kaylynn Xia (Cherry Creek) 49; 7. MORGAN RYAN (GRANDVIEW) 48; 8. BROOKE KRAMER (CHEROKEE TRAIL) 44

All-Centennial League second team (places 9-15): T9. Beth Lebar (Arapahoe) 37; T9. Hannah Fey (Cherry Creek) 37; 11. SHARAE LEWIS (GRANDVIEW) 35; 12. Lexi Ringsby (Cherry Creek) 31; 13. Christine Attai (Arapahoe) 23; 14. Courtney Packer (Arapahoe) 22; 15. Ella Chism (Arapahoe) 19

Honorable mention: 16. ALIX MEES (CHEROKEE TRAIL) 8; 17. GABRIELLE ELLO (CHEROKEE TRAIL) 7; 18. Samantha Packer (Arapahoe) 4