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Aspen High golfers claim tourney title

Dale Strode
The Associated Press

The Aspen High School boys golf team is rolling.

The Skiers, playing their fourth tournament in four days, finished first among the Class 3A schools at the annual Battle Mountain Invitational at Eagle-Vail.

Aspen posted a score of 243 to defeat second-place Vail Mountain School (259).

Vail Christian was third among the 3A schools with a 26;8. Basalt was one stroke back at 287.

Will Hazen again set the pace for the Skiers. He shot a 71 to tie for medalist honors. He lost a scorecard playoff to Cooper Gould of Vail Christian, who also shot a 71 on the Eagle-Vail course.

“Will is playing terrific golf right now,” Aspen head coach Mary Woulfe said.

Tony Clark of Vail Christian was third with a 73.

Aspen’s Burke Daily was fifth among the 3A field with an 85.

“Burke had a career-best round at Eagle-Vail,” Would said. “He’s improving his game.”

Trey Robinson shot an 87 while Jeremy Davis shot 88 for Aspen. Lyon Hamill shot a 105.

Robinson is making a nice recovery from a collarbone injury, the Aspen golf coach said.

For Basalt, Roger Gauthier led the way with a 91. Linc Kleager shot a 97. Drew Broadhurst added a 99.

Montrose won the Class 4A division with a tournament-low 225.

Battle Mountain was second at 257.

Rifle finished third (259).

Tanner Crisofulli of Battle Mountain, Zane Sauer, Tanner Creek and Michael Minghalitz of Montrose tied at 74.

Next up for the prep golfers will be the Aspen Invitational on Monday, starting at noon at the Aspen Golf Course.

Woulfe said 11 teams will play in the tournament during the opening stage of the USA Pro Challenge bicycle stage race.

While the golfers are circling the golf course, the cyclists will be circling the Aspen/Snowmass Circuit Race start at 2 p.m.