Three Colorado golfers competing in this week’s U.S. Junior Amateur

4A boys state golf

Jackson Solem. (Dan Mohrmann/

The U.S. Junior Amateur golf tournament kicked off on Monday and three Colorado kids are participating in the event.

Jackson Solem (Silver Creek), T.J. Shehee (Silver Creek/Mead) and Davis Bryant (Eaglecrest) all came out of the June 27 qualifier at the Fox Hill Club.

Solem graduated from Silver Creek this year and will play at the University of Denver starting this fall. Shehee was on the team with Solem at Silver Creek, but will compete this year for Mead, who is starting a program this fall.

Bryant will be a senior at Eaglecrest for the 2017 golf season.

The best round of the qualifier went to Solem, who shot a par 70. Solem ended his high school season falling just short of the Class 4A boys state title, losing in a playoff to Discovery Canyon’s Luke Trujillo.

Shehee and Bryant each ended their qualifying rounds with a 71.

The tournament consists of two days of stroke play before the final field of 64 competes in a match play tournament to crown to the champion.

Results can be tracked at the USGA’s website.