Summit Excessive College sophomore and golf workforce member, Jess Melby, tees in the course of the Summit Tigers Invitational at Keystone Ranch on Thursday, September 15, 2022 in Keystone.
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The 2022–23 season of the Summit Excessive College golf workforce ended within the 4A Regional Golf Event in Eagle.

After seeing intensive growth all through many of the workforce’s season, the youth golf program fell wanting its aim of qualifying the workforce or any of its particular person members for the 4A state golf event.

The Tigers traveled to Eagle Ranch Golf Membership on Tuesday, September 20, to compete towards 20 different groups from Space 4.

To qualify for the state event, the summit needed to both place within the high two groups or have a person golfer place within the high 13.

Finally yr’s 4A Area 4 golf event, Summit certified two golfers for the state event, after Ricky Ahlquist completed seventh with a rating of 79 and Ranger Stone tenth with a rating of 81.

This yr’s event was a bit extra aggressive than final yr’s. It took a rating of 77 to provide tickets to the state.

The workforce’s high man on Tuesday was senior Resse Greif, who scored 78 within the order to tie for seventeenth place.

Greif ended his senior season with nice delight. He was in a position to deliver his 18-hole private finest to 78 on the Moffatt County Excessive College Bulldog Open on September 12. Within the event that adopted, Greif continued to shoot round his finest factors.

“I assumed this season was fairly strong total,” Greif mentioned. “I had some actually good scores, however I want I used to be in a position to do higher with stress in some tournaments. On the finish of the day, I bought the chance to construct my regional workforce, which was my worry at first of the season. .

Greif was adopted within the area by Tyler Brief, who scored 80 to tie for twenty ninth place. Sophomores Jess Melby and Max Kunzek earned a rating of 84 to stage for forty first place.

The Tigers fell 5 locations behind the place they’d positioned the workforce in 2021. The workforce positioned 10 out of 20 groups with a rating of 242.

“We had a fairly good run,” Greif mentioned. “Most of us had a extremely good day, a number of the finest scores of the season, however the competitors was actually, actually robust. The competitors was significantly better than we thought.”

I had a sense it was going to take a greater rating than standard, however I did not know it could take 77 runs,” mentioned head coach René Scholl. “Traditionally 84 gamers have been adequate to qualify for the state event. Getting all 4 gamers to attain 84 and under and making none is disappointing, however thrilling too. ,

The Summit Excessive College junior varsity golf workforce poses for a photograph after profitable the Western Slope Junior College Championship on Friday, Sept. 16. The Tigers scored 218 factors and had been led by freshman Colton Jones, who took first place total.
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Regardless of failing to advance to the state event, the Summit Golf program has rather a lot to sit up for within the coming seasons. The Tigers will solely graduate Greif from the college roster and return a robust core of juniors and seniors subsequent season.

The Summit can even function a number of junior varsity gamers who will look to make it to the varsity roster subsequent season after serving to them win the Western Slope Junior Varsity Championship on Friday, 16 September.

Junior College Tigers received the primary place with 7 factors by defeating Fruita Monument Excessive College at Chipeta Golf Course close to Grand Junction with a mixture of 218 factors.

Freshman Colton Jones leveled for the primary time within the Junior College Championships after scoring 68 on the nine-hole course. Freshman Ryan Lankhorst completed eighth and new Jacob Knight eleventh.

“I feel we’ll have a extremely good workforce within the coming years with new gamers coming in, and the Junior (Skilled Golfers Affiliation) program will entice increasingly more children to golf,” Melby mentioned. “Hopefully within the coming years, we will have a ladies’ workforce and get them in some tournaments as properly.”

“I am most excited in regards to the continuation of my workforce going ahead,” Sholl mentioned. “The group is motivated after a low this yr, and I feel the inner competitors will proceed to organize us for event success.”

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