The 2021 Sentinel Colorado All-Aurora Girls Golf Team is made up of a pair of teammates from Eaglecrest (senior Emma Bryant and sophomore Savanna Becker) and Cherokee Trail (sophomore Bead Boonta and junior Devin Gilbreath) along with Regis Jesuit senior Emaan Adil.
A mix of experience and up-and-coming youth comprises the makeup of the five players on the first team, which is based on performance over two days at the Class 5A state tournament June 21-22 at Denver’s City Park G.C.
Bryant had designs on winning a second career state championship — to go with the one she captured as a freshman in 2018 — but the scorching finish of Loveland’s Katelyn Lehigh prevented that from happening.
Still, Bryant was Aurora’s top player throughout the season as she opened the season with two rounds in the 60s, earned first team All-Centennial League honors — despite playing only two of the five league tournaments — and finished a city-best fourth at stat Becker qualified for state for the first time and finished in a tie for 41st.
Boonta had the luxury of playing with some familiar faces from the Centennial League in her second round at the state tournament and it made a huge difference, as she improved by 14 strokes from her opening round.
Boonta joined Bryant on the All-Centennial League first team and finished three strokes behind her at state in sixth place.
Gilbreath also showed tremendous improvement in her second state round when she carded an 80 that lifted her into a tie for 32nd in the final standings.
Like Bryant, Adil played in the state tournament for the third time in as many possible seasons, as both lost their junior seasons to the coronavirus pandemic. Adil shook off a 93 in the opening round with an 80 in the second round to finish in 40th place.
Courtney Oakes is Sentinel Colorado Sports Editor. Reach him at [email protected] Twitter: @aurorasports. IG: Sentinel Prep Sports
2021 SENTINEL COLORADO ALL-AURORA GIRLS GOLF TEAM
First team: Emaan Adil, sr., Regis Jesuit; Savanna Becker, soph., Eaglecrest; Bead Boonta, soph., Cherokee Trail; Emma Bryant, sr., Eaglecrest; Devin Gilbreath, jr., Cherokee Trail
Honorable mention: Emma Hildner, jr., Grandview; Courtney Ladymon, soph., Grandview; Caitlin Neumann, soph., Regis Jesuit; Abigail Rupeka, sr., Cherokee Trail; Caroline Ryan, fr., Grandview