Evergreen golfers in contention for 4A team title

Green Mountain senior Gabe Goodman chips up to the green during the Day 1 of the Class 4A boys golf state tournament.
(Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Athletics)

LITTLETON — Evergreen's boys golf team is just five strokes back after Day 1 of the Class 4A boys golf state tournament at Raccoon Creek Golf Course.

Evergreen seniors Bridger Tenney, left, and Xan Anderson has the Cougars in contention for the 4A team title.
(Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Athletics)

The Cougars' Bridger Tenney (+3), Xan Anderson (+8), Clayton Whitton (+11) and Nolan Miller (+11) put Evergreen in contention to claim the 4A team title. The final day of the state tournament will tee off at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday morning.

Montrose (+17) holds a one-shot lead over Valor Christian (+18), with Evergreen (+22) holding third place.

Tenney is tied for fourth in the individual standings. Green Mountain senior Gabe Goodman, 4A Jeffco's individual medalist, sits seven strokes behind the leaders.

AURORA — Lakewood senior Jack Castiglia has an uphill battle to get into the mix for the Class 5A boys golf state individual title.

Lakewood golf coach Alan Gonzales, left, talks with senior Jack Castiglia.
(Dennis Pleuss/Jeffco Athletics)

Castiglia, 5A Jeffco individual medalist, shot a 6-over-par 77 on Day 1 of the 5A state tournament Monday at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora. The senior had birdie putts on his first two holes that would have given Castiglia a good start, but both didn't fall and he finished with just one birdie on his round.

The other top 5A Jeffco golfers Monday were Ralston Valley freshman Jack Larson (+7) and senior Landon Thunell (+8).

Day 2 of the state tournament is schedule to tee off at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.