Clayton Crawford leads Aspen golf team to runner-up finish at Lakota |

Clayton Crawford leads Aspen golf team to runner-up finish at Lakota

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times

Clayton Crawford played three extra holes Monday in the Coal Ridge Invitational at Lakota Golf Club in New Castle.

The Aspen High School senior tied for top honors in regulation at the prep tournament with a round of 76.

He and Tony Clark, of Vail Christian, finished in a tie and went to hole No. 10 for a playoff. Crawford nearly won on the first playoff hole when his 40-foot putt rolled right up to the cup. But the two halved the hole and played No. 10 again.

Crawford recovered from an errant tee shot and again halved the hole with Clark.

The two played No. 11 next. Both players had 5-foot putts. Clark drained his uphill putt. Crawford’s sidehill putt just missed, with Clark taking medalist honors.

“It was some great golf,” Aspen coach Mary Woulfe said. “It was exciting.”

Will Hazen added an 81, and Trey Robinson added an 88 to give the Skiers a second-place total of 245 stokes. Vail Christian won with 235. Vail Mountain finished third, one stroke behind Aspen.

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