We are the (Aurora) champions…Regis Jesuit’s Mary Weinstein

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Regis Jesuit senior Mary Weinstein shot under par on both days of the 2016 Class 5A girls state golf tournament to finish as the 5A medalist. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)
Regis Jesuit senior Mary Weinstein shot under par on both days of the 2016 Class 5A girls state golf tournament to finish as the 5A medalist. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

AURORA | City teams and athletes won a combined four team state championships and 12 individual state championships in the final weeks of the 2016 spring prep sports season. Here’s a look at one of Aurora’s individual state winners, Class 5A girls state golf champion Regis Jesuit senior Mary Weinstein:

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Regis Jesuit senior Mary Weinstein became the program's first girls state golf champion when she won the Class 5A state tournament May 23-24, 2016. (Photo by Carl Glenn Payne/Aurora Sentinel)
Regis Jesuit senior Mary Weinstein became the program’s first girls state golf champion when she won the Class 5A state tournament May 23-24, 2016. (Photo by Carl Glenn Payne/Aurora Sentinel)

REGIS JESUIT’S MARY WEINSTEIN: 5A GIRLS GOLF STATE CHAMPION

Though her Regis Jesuit girls golf team fell short of winning a third straight Class 5A state team championship — with another Aurora team, Grandview, edging them by two strokes — senior Mary Weinstein became the first individual state golf champion in Girls Division history with a four-stroke victory after two days of play May 23-24 at Aurora’s CommonGround Golf Course. The Raiders’ standout — whose previous best finished was seventh in 2015 — shot under par in both of her state rounds, beginning with a 1-under 71 on the opening day and a 3-under 69 in the second round, which included a frustrating four-putt on the final hole to keep first-year head coach Eric Ptolemy’s team in contention. Weinstein topped the previous best finish for Regis Jesuit of runner-up, accomplished twice in Regis Jesuit’s 4A days by Kathleen Kershisnik (2009 & 2012) and once in 5A (in 2015 by Sydney Gillespie) and she also became the first girls state golf champ from an Aurora school since Overland’s SeungHa Choi in 2011. Weinstein — whose brother Chris also won a state championship as part of Regis Jesuit’s boys golf team in 2010 — is headed to play at Regis University in Denver for coach Lynn Blevins, who was on hand to watch her at the state tournament.