Girls Golf: Vista PEAK tops Colorado 7 meet on soggy day

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Vista PEAK sophomore Kyree Conaway, left, watches her putt stop just short of the cup on Hole No. 8 at Murphy Creek Golf Course during a Colorado 7 League tournament on April 11, 2016. Conaway shot a 97 on the day to finish second individually for the Bison, who posted a comfortable team victory on their home course. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)
Vista PEAK sophomore Kyree Conaway, left, watches her putt stop just short of the cup on Hole No. 8 at Murphy Creek Golf Course during a Colorado 7 League tournament on April 11, 2016. Conaway shot a 95 on the day to finish second individually for the Bison, who posted a comfortable team victory on their home course. (Photo by Courtney Oakes/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | In challenging weather conditions on an already challenging course, the Vista PEAK girls golf team emerged victorious Monday.

Coach Michael Dougherty’s Bison played below their usual standard for the season — in part due to cold and soggy conditions on their home course of Murphy Creek Golf Course — but they still managed to post a decisive Colorado 7 victory.

Junior Sam Chaney and sophomore Kyree Conaway shot 93 and 95, respectively, to post the top two individual scores of the day as Vista PEAK finished with a plus-75 team total of 291. The Bison had plenty of breathing room to finish in front of Elizabeth (326), Fort Morgan (332) and Strasburg (338).

Senior Kylee Shepard — like Chaney a qualifier for last season’s Class 4A state tournament — shot a 103 to finish fourth overall, while Olivia Lopez turned in a 114 to round out Vista PEAK’s scoring.

The Bison came in off an eighth-place showing at the Grandview Invitational on April 7 at Heritage Eagle Bend.

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

Colorado 7 Meet at Murphy Creek G.C.

Team scores (par 216): 1. VISTA PEAK 291; 2. Elizabeth 326; 3. Fort Morgan 332; 4. Strasburg 338

Top five individuals (par 72): 1. SAM CHANEY (VISTA PEAK) 93; 2. KYREE CONAWAY (VISTA PEAK) 95; 3. McKenna Eddy (Elizabeth) 97; 4. KYLEE SHEPARD (VISTA PEAK) 103; 5. Megan Prevost (Fort Morgan) 109

Aurora team score

Vista PEAK (291): Sam Chaney 93, Kyree Conaway 95, Kylee Shepard 103, Olivia Lopez 114

Other team scores (in order of finish)

Elizabeth (326): McKenna Eddy 97, Erika Firsner 113, Abby Vogel 116, Mary Schmidt 134; Fort Morgan (332): Megan Prevost 109, Mikayla Prevost 111, Hallie Wickham 112, Kaitlin Wells 142; Strasburg (338): Kateri Potter 132, Bethany Simpkins 132, Veronica Davis 134, Sabrina Ganger 136