Aspen golfer Dolores Sharaf qualifies for state
The Aspen Times
Aspen High School senior Dolores Sharaf will represent the Skiers at the Class 4A Girls State Golf Championships next week in Pueblo.
Sharaf placed among the leaders last weekend at the Regional Golf Championships at Yampa Valley Golf Club in Craig.
“The highlight of the day came from Dolores, who scored in the top-6 finishers to qualify for state,” Aspen head coach Don Buchholz said. “Dolores had a tough stretch of holes on the front nine making it seem almost impossible to qualify. But, she hung tough and shot a 37 on the back nine. “
The situation was compounded by terrible weather, including temperatures in the 40s with 20-30 mph winds and rain.
“I couldn’t be more proud of her fortitude playing in these lousy conditions and making it to state,” Buchholz said. She finished with an 89.
The top teams from the tournament as well as the top 10 individuals earned the invitation to state, set for May 23-24 at the Pueblo Country Club.
Last year, the 4A girls state golf tournament was played at River Valley Ranch in Carbondale.
Elly Walters of Rifle won the regional title with a 73. Kiselya Plewe of Dolores was second, one stroke back at 74.
The Aspen team at regionals was made up of two freshman, Elsa Cassidy and Mae Sharaf, and two seniors, Nikki Blizzard and Dolores Sharaf, Buchholz said.
Blizzard will attend the University of Colorado in Boulder next year.
Sharaf is headed to Georgia.
Earlier last week, the Aspen girls played at Ironbridge near Glenwood Springs and at Rifle Creek., where the Skiers placd third. The team included Julia Fahy, Nikki Blizzard, Elsa Cassidy, Zoe Guthrie and Mae Sharaf. Host Rifle, the regional champ, also won its invitational tournament.
“The front nine at Rifle plays extremely tough due to the course layout through mountainous canyons, especially for our younger team,” Buchholz said. “They navigated the course well.”
Girls Regional Golf Championships
Yampa Valley Golf Club
Elly Walters/Rifle — 73
Kiselya Plewe/Dolores — 74
Taylor Sandoval/Eagle Valley — 77
Alyson Shuman/Palisade — 82
Lauren Murphy/Glenwood Springs — 84
Masi Smith/Rifle — 85
Cheyanne Williams/Coal Ridge — 88
Dolores Sharaf/Aspen — 89
Alex Hanley/Montrose — 91
Nicole Matthews/Eagle Valley — 92
Faith Mewmaw/Durango — 93
Nicole Cherry/Montrose — 93
Abigail Smith/Dolores — 93
Caitlin Morgan/Rifle — 94
Taylor Kettel/Montrose — 94
Kendal Sego/Battle Mountain — 95
Allyson Ludewig/Eagle Valley — 96
Callie Jones/Glenwood Springs — 98
Lisa Kelley/Glenwood Springs — 98
Keyana Matteson/Dolores — 99
LauraAnne Hanks/Gunnison — 100
Hannah Carver/Palisade — 102
Elsa Cassity/Aspen — 102
Tané Otis/Moffat County — 102
Audrey Jones/Glenwood Springs — 103
Maddie Vickers/Gunnison — 104
Emily Neuroth/Rifle — 106
Mae Sharaf/Aspen — 106
Lauren Biery/Durango — 107
Kierra Hall/Palisade — 107
Hayley Reed/Montrose — 107
Bailyn Salsbury/Gunnison — 109
Taylor Edwards/Durango — 110
Nikki Blizzard/Aspen — 111
Brittany Rhodes/Coal Ridge — 111
Elizabeth Felix/Gunnison — 112
Sam Ingalls/Palisade — 112
Katrina Chandler/Durango — 115
Macy Elmer/Coal Ridge — 115
Hannah Keller/Battle Mountain — 118
Jaci McDiffett/Moffat County — 119
Julia Christensen/Moffat County — 122
Brooke Krause/Moffat County — 122
Amanda Perlman/Steamboat Springs — 122
Kyra Allen/Dolores — 123
Addyson Harper/Grand Valley — 124
Jenna Miller/Steamboat Springs — 124
Kayla Holbrook/Grand Valley — 126
Lacey Bearisto/Battle Mountain — 129
Sarah Heineke/Steamboat Springs — 138
Kellyn Stanhope/Steamboat Springs — 138
Jaelyn Price/Coal Ridge — 142
Morgan Mueller/Battle Mountain — 160
Rifle — 252
Eagle Valley — 265
Dolores — 266
Montrose — 278
Glenwood Springs — 280
Palisade — 291
Aspen — 297
Durango — 310
Gunnison — 313
Coal Ridge — 314
Battle Mountain — 342
Moffat County — 346
Steamboat Springs — 384
Grand Valley — No score
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