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.
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.
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.