5A state golf in search of new site due to flooding

(Tom Robinson/CHSAANow.com)

(Tom Robinson/CHSAANow.com)

Flooding at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora has CHSAA in search of a new host for the Class 5A state golf tournament, according to assistant commissioner Tom Robinson.

"We have to move it," Robinson said, noting the standing water all over the course.

Three options are being considered to host the 5A tournament: Raccoon Creek in Littleton, site of Monday's 5A Western regional; Murphy Creek in Aurora, site of Wednesday's 5A Central regional; or Saddle Rock in Aurora, which has hosted a championship in the past.

The new site will be determined on Wednesday.

"That will give everybody notice and plenty of time" to play the course, Robinson said.

Robinson said it doesn't make a difference that regionals had already been played at Raccoon Creek and Murphy Creek.

"They will have already played the regional (course) before they played the regional, so teams would have been there a number of times," Robinson said. "They'll also have time between now and the time we announce it to get to either one of those courses."

The 5A tournament is scheduled for Sept. 30-Oct. 1.

Qualifiers from this week's regional tournaments will participate in the 3A, 4A and 5A tournaments.