Manitou Springs ends historic season in 7th at Class 3A tournament
At Pueblo: After making school history for more than one reason this season, the Manitou Springs boys' golf team finished its season Tuesday at Pueblo Country Club in seventh place at the Class 3A state tournament after qualifying as a team for the first time in the program's history. At state, the Mustangs' trio of Trevor Hunt, Drew Mendoza and Adin Berns finished seventh among 13 teams which qualified for the two-day event.
Hunt led Manitou Springs among the individuals' field having shot an 80 in the first round and improving to a 78 for the second round. The two-day total of 158 put him in 16th overall.
Mendoza, who tied for third place with Hunt at the regional tournament, shot 83 and 82, respectively, for a 165 and tied for 28th.
Berns had a sizeable improvement from the first round to the second. He shot 89 Monday but improved to an 82 a day later. With his 171, Berns finished in a tie at 40.
This was also the first season Manitou Springs won the Tri-Peaks League title.
Fountain Valley's Jack Yuan shot 166 (82-84) to finish 30th.
St. Mary's Jakob Bucher also finished in the tie at 40th place with 171. In round one, the Pirate shot a 91 but shaved 11 strokes into the second round for a score of 80.
Also in a tie at 40 was The Classical Academy's Noah Shin, in his second season at the state greens. Shin shot 85 and 86.
The Titans' Josh Gordon finished in a tie at 53 with a total score of 175. Gordon bettered his score between rounds by nine strokes.
Jimmy Velten of St. Mary's was 67th with a 182. He shot 91 both rounds.
The top of the field this season was Tristen Rohrbaugh of Basalt who took the state championship with 1-under-par 141 (71-70). Second place went to Behrod Keshtavar of Peak to Peak with a 3-over 145, while Alexander Dawson's Cole Folwell took third with 146.
The team championship went home with Alexander Dawson, as three of their golfers finished in the top 10. In addition to, Folwell's third-place finish, Cameron Connor (5-over 147) took fourth, while Yale Kim tied for seventh with 152.
Peak to Peak earned the second-place trophy.
Class 5A tournament
At Aurora: Regis Jesuit was the top dog with the Class 5A state team title at Murphy Creek Golf Course compliments of Spencer Painton shooting a 6-under-par 138 (66-72), which also landed him the individual's state bragging rights. Fellow Raider Jake Kelly tied for second place with a 4-under 140 (71-69).
The Pikes Peak region didn't have a ton of representation in the 5A field. However, Rampart's Ben Tarasiewicz and Palmer's Alex Gumper both tied at 47th overall with a score of 160. Tarasiewicz shot 81 in the first round and improved to 79 in the second. Gumper recorded a 78 in round one but fell a few strokes the second day for an 82.
Anthony Augelli of Doherty shot 84, 85. He finished in a tie at 70 overall with 169 as his total score. Pine Creek's Christian Madden shot 172 (85-87).