Boys golf regionals: Sterling and Kent Denver capture team titles


Two boys golf regionals were on Tuesday, with Sterling and Kent Denver walking away as team champions. Those regionals followed the six that were held on Monday.

There are three more regionals on Wednesday, one in each classification, and a final one on Thursday.

Recaps of each regional are below.

3A Region 1

Kent Denver led the field with an 11-over at Hollydot, with Jeffrey Zhou leading the team, and capturing the individual title, at 5-under. The Sun Devils had two of the top three golfers in the region.

The Classical Academy (+23) placed second, and Pagosa Springs (+32) finishing third.

Individually, after Zhou, Pagosa Springs' Nathan Smith was second at 3-under, and Zhou's Kent Denver teammate Jacobo Arango was third at 2-over. The Classical Academy's Liam O'Halloran (+5) was fourth, and Trinidad's Lance Peters and Alamosa's Brenden Crowther tied for fifth at 7-over.

3A Region 3

Luke Wright. (Courtesy of SkyView Academy)

Sterling won the team title with a 17-over performance. The Tigers were led by Tayleb Schaefer, who tied for third at 3-over, Trey Kuntz (+6) and Chase Hume (+8).

Resurrection Christian (+32) was second, and Frontier Academy (+36) placed third as a team.

Individually, Luke Wright of SkyView Academy won the region at 2-under. Braxton Shelton of Brush was second at 1-over, and Max Noffsinger of Frontier Academy tied with Schaefer for third at 3-over. Strasburg's Jacob Gilbert and Resurrection Christian's Grant Rose tied in fifth at 5-over.