Dolores Sharaf closes prep career at state golf

Dale Strode
The Aspen Times
Aspen High School senior Dolores Sharaf tees off at No. 14 at the Pueblo Country Club this week.
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Dolores Sharaf of the Aspen High School girls golf team wrapped up the season this week at the Class 4A Girls State Golf Championships at Pueblo Country Club.

Sharaf qualified as an individual at the Regional Championships earlier.

“Dolores scored 94 on Monday but charged back posting an 81 on Day 2,” Aspen High golf coach Don Buchholz said. “Her move up the leaderboard from 38th on Day 1 to a final place of 21st was incredible.”

He said her steady putting over the final round proved the difference.

“She added four birdies over her last 18 holes, including sinking one on her last hole of her high school golf career,” Buchholz aid. “What a great way to finish out her last round.”

Sharaf, also a top ski racer for the Skiers, was a varsity golf player at AHS for four years. She was selected to the all-conference and all-region golf team. Sharaf also was named academic all-state by the Colorado High School Activities Association.

She also was the awarded the team’s most valuable player award from the AHS coaching staff.

“We’re all so proud of Dolores,” Buchholz said.

The state tournament in 4A this year was played on the par-72, parkland-style course at the Pueblo Country Club.

Fifty Colorado high schools were represented by 85 players.

Greens were extremely slick because of the warm weather and light breezes.

Silver Creek sophomore Erin Sargent won the 4A individual title with a key putt on the 18th hole on the second day of the tournament.

She won by a single stroke over Caroline Jordaan of Colorado Academy, the team champion.