Sophia Capua’s outstanding freshman season will end in the Class 4A girls golf state tournament after she qualified out of Region 4 in Grand Junction.

Capua handled the course at Bookcliff Country Club to the tune of a plus-3 74 Monday to finish as the runner-up behind medalist Kaitlin Zingler of Mullen, who shot 69. Capua finished with a triple-bogey on her opening hole, but played the other 17 holes even, including a trio of birdies.

Vista PEAK has its first state qualifier since Kylie Severin, Melissa Cooke and Marin Head made it in 2019. Severin holds the top finish in program history at state when she placed fifth in 2018. The 2020 season was wiped out by coronavirus pandemic and the Bison were shut out the past two seasons.

The 4A girls golf state tournament is set for May 30-31 at ThornCreek G.C. in Thornton.

Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports

2023 Class 4A Region 4 Girls Golf Tournament

May 22 at Bookcliff Country Club (Grand Junction)

Team scores: 1. Mullen 243; 2. Durango 246; 3. Steamboat Springs 251; 4. Loveland 255; 5. Golden 276; 6. Battle Mountain 277; 7. Glenwood Springs 280; 8. Palisade 289; 9. Montrose 291; 10. Rifle 325; 11. Grand Junction 334; 12. Evergreen 350; 13. Eagle Valley 280; 14. Bear Creek 394; VISTA PEAK no score

Top 15 individuals (par 71): 1. Kaitlin Zingler (Mullen) 69; 2. SOPHIA CAPUA (VISTA PEAK) 74; 3. Makena Thayer (Battle Mountain) 75; 4. Kaitlyn Grommeck (Steamboat Springs) 76; 5. Zayda Mestas (Durango) 77; T6. Maryn Harlow (Loveland) 79; T6. Ellie White (Durango) 79; T8. Sarah Friemel (Glenwood Springs) 81; T8. Reece Bandemer (Loveland) 81; 10. McKenzie Dolph (Conifer) 83; T11. Kendyll Bernatis (Montrose) 84; T11. Katharina Cosby (Steamboat Springs) 84; 13. Jane Gray (Mullen) 85; 14. Sammy Yates (Mullen) 89; T15. Natasha Walcott (Durango) 90; T15. Riley Sullivan (Mullen) 90

Other Vista PEAK result: 44. Ryan Hackett 114

Courtney Oakes is sports Editor and photographer with Sentinel Colorado. A Denver East High School alum. He came to the Sentinel in 2001 and since then has received a number of professional awards from...

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