Aspen’s prep golfers swing into fast start
The Aspen Times
The boys high school golf season is off to a fast start.
The Aspen and Basalt prep teams played a busy schedule of tournaments this week, even before the start of fall classes.
The Aspen Skiers finished first among the Class 3A teams entered at the Eagle Valley Invitational on Wednesday at the Gypsum Creek Golf Course.
The Skiers totaled 235 to beat second-place Vail Montain School with a 242.
Vail Christian was third with a 248. Basalt finished fourth at 263. Coal Ridge was fifth (268).
Among the 4A teams, Montrose won with a 227. Steamboat Springs finished second two strokes back at 229. Battle Mountain was next with a 250, followed by Rifle (268) and Summit County (272). Eagle Valley was sixth at 283.
Aspen’s Will Hazen shot a 75 to lead the Skiers. He finished foiurth among the 3A individuals.
Teammate Trey Robinson shot a 78 to finish tied for fifth with Riley Tamborello of Coal Ridge.
Davis Henschel shot an 82 for the Skier. Burke Daily carded an 87. Sydney Slossberg shot 99.
For Basalt, Roger Gauthier led the way with an 82. Linc Kleager shot 86.
Tanner Korn added a 95 for the Longhorns. Drew Broadhurst shot 105.
Cooper Gould of Vail Christian won medalist honors with a 68.
Tony Clark, also of Vail Christian, was next with a 73.
Moffat County’s Mike Bingham shot a 74 for third place.
The 4A medalist was Zane Sauer of Montrose, who shot a 71. Will Firestone of Steamboat Springs was second with a 75.
One day earlier, the Aspen golfers finished fourth at the Wildcat Invitational, hosted by Fruita Monument High School at the Golf Club at Redlands Mesa in Grand Junction.
Steamboat won the event with a 233 composite score.
Montezuma-Cortez finished second with a 235.
Grand Junction was third at 237.
Aspen was fourth with a 238, one better than Durango’s 239.
Cedaredge was sixth at 243. Host Fruita Monument was next with a 253.
Hazen again led the Skiers. He shot 76 to finished fifth individually.
Donny Kinnaman of Grand Junction won the tournament with a 72. Troy Dangler of Fruita Monument was second with a 74.
Hayden Plewe of Cortez and Cory Gillespie of Durango tied for third at 75. Hazen was one stroke back.
Robinson shot an 82 for the Skiers. Davis carded an 80. Henschel shot 97. Slossberg added a 102.
In a titanic battle of 35-year-old local superstars, John Gaston outdueled Simi Hamilton on Saturday to win the fourth iteration of the Snowmass 50 mountain bike race.
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