For the second Thursday in a row, several Colorado high school boys golfers managed to get to their respective clubhouses after playing rounds under par.
Brighton's Kyle Leydon had the best day of any of them as he helped Brighton claim the EMAC North tournament at Thorncreek. His 6-under-par 66 was the best round of the day throughout the entire state.
He made quick work of the front 9, getting out in just 30 shots thanks in big part to a 5-hole birdie streak starting on the par-5 third hole. His momentum cooled after the turn as he match his three birdies on the back 9 with three bogeys. Nonetheless, his 66 was 17 shots better than Prairie View's Keagan Bond who finished second.
Pine Creek sophomore Wesley Erling took advantage of his him course and putted well despite the greens being recently aerated. He made back-to-back bogeys on No. 2 and No. 3 before getting both those strokes back with an eagle and the par-5 fourth.
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He was comfortably at 4-under on the back but made bogey on three of his final four holes to win the Pine Creek Invite with a 71.
Windsor's Brentyn Paiz had an adventurous route to his 71. He made a bogey on his second hole (No. 12) at Pelican Lakes but quickly moved under par with an eagle on 15. He made bogeys on 3 and 9 but still got through the stretch at even par thanks a birdie on No. 5.
He was even heading into 10, his 18th hole of the day, but finished his round off with a birdie to become the only player at the tournament to shoot a red number.