Regionals narrow ranks for boys golf tourneys

Cherry Creek, Arapahoe, Fossil Ridge take 5A team titles in September play

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Teams and individuals for the state boys golf tournaments are set after the regional meets were completed.

The first- and second-place teams in each regional tournament qualify for the state tournament and the top 13 individuals not on the two teams also earn berths in the state tournament.

The Class 5A state meet is set for Oct. 5-6 at Rolling Hills Country Club in Lakewood. The 3A tourney will be at Dos Rios in Gunnison, while the Country Club of Colorado in Colorado Springs will host the 4A state event.

Rock Canyon's Nick Fallin shot a 7-under-par score of 65 to capture medalist honors at the 5A Western Regional on Sept. 21 at Raccoon Creek. Ralston Valley came in second in the team standings.

Aiden Krasoe of Highlands Ranch and Charlie Tucker of Rock Canyon also were under par. Krasoe tied for second with a 67 while Tucker fashioned a 1-under-par 71.

Cherry Creek captured the team title in the 5A Central Region held Sept. 23 at Overland golf course. Lakewood was second.

Sophomore Charlie Flaxbeard carded a 6-under-par 66 to win medalist honors. Creek's Thomas Hicks was second with a 68 while Valor Christian's Lucas Schulte was also under par with a 70. Regis Jesuit and Valor qualified enough individuals to be able to compete for the team championship.

In the 5A Southern Region held Sept. 24 at South Suburban, Arapahoe captured the team title with Castle View finishing second.

Arapahoe sophomore Matthew Wilkinson had a 1-under-par 71 to finish first in the individual race, with teammate and defending state champ Will Kates coming as the runner-up in with a 73. Castle View's Luke Cushman and Arapahoe sophomore Grant Juergens deadlocked for third place for 74s.

Fossil Ridge and Pine Creek were the first- and second-place teams in the 5A Northern Regional, which was played Sept. 21 at Hyland Hills. Legend's Ryan Parker had an eagle on the 517-yard 12th hole and birdied the 18th to tie for low individual honors with a 1-under-par 71.

Ponderosa was second in the Class 4A Region 2 tournament on Sept. 21 at the Country Club of Colorado. Johnny Williams led the way for the Mustangs with a 73.

Jackson Lowe of Lutheran was fourth with a 77 in the 3A Region 2 tourney at Murphy Creek on Sept. 21.

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