Girls golf regionals: Vista PEAK's Severin wins in playoff to highlight first day

2019 girls golf regionals

(Dan Mohrmann/

COLORADO SPRINGS — Vista PEAK's Kylie Severin had a three-stroke lead with two holes to go at Kissing Camels Golf Course. But after a frustrating bogey, double-bogey finish she went to playoff against Coronado's Kate Griffin to determine the winner of Class 4A Region 1.

Severin and Griffin each shot a nine-over-par-80 on the day.

Both players made par on the first playoff hole and blasted drives down the fairway of the South course's fourth hole. Severin found the green for an eagle putt while Griffin rolled off the back. She was unable to get up and down for birdie allowing Severin to two-putt for the win, which she successfully did.

Coronado won the team title and Vista PEAK came in second meaning both teams will head to Windsor in two weeks.

Other 4A individual regional winners from Monday included Holy Family's Hailey Schalk and Mullen's Sofia Choi.

Golden, Durango, Windsor and Niwot all qualified teams for the state tournament.

Class 5A

Fossil Ridge's Leigha Devine claimed a 5A regional title at Kennedy Golf Course by shooting a 74. Six players at the tournament finished within four strokes of each other.

Arapahoe won the team title with Fossil Ridge coming in second.

Defending 5A individual champion Emma Bryant won the Southern regional at Foothills Golf Course with a 74. The Northern region was won by Grandview's Morgan Ryan.

Rock Canyon, Grandview, Cherry Creek and Highlands Ranch all qualified teams for the state tournament at Harmony Club.

Class 3A

The only word to describe Kent Denver's Charlotte Hillary's round at regionals is dominant. Hillary shot shot a 64 to win 3A Region 2 by a staggering 16 strokes on Monday.

She finished third at last year's 3A state tournament, falling short of Holy Family's Hailey Schalk (who is playing in 4A this year) and Colorado Academy's Caroline Jordaan.

The Sun Devils also came away with the team title as Northfield came in second. Both teams will head to the 3A tournament at Eagle Ranch.

Jefferson Academy's Aubri Braecklein won Region 3. She made par on three of her last four holes to end the day with a 78.

The Jaguars won the team title with Resurrection Christian coming in second.

Regional play for all golf classes will conclude on Tuesday.