Colorado’s boys’ high school golf championships took place October 1 and 2. Two teams captured their first-ever titles, while another won its second consecutive one. Players from Fossil Ridge, Montrose and Kent Denver finish as medalists.
5A – at Colorado Springs Country Club
As he did earlier this year at the Junior America’s Cup, Dillon Stewart came up huge down the stretch at the Class 5A boys state golf tournament to secure a victory for himself and his team.
The Fossil Ridge High (Ft. Collins) senior, whose opening-round 72 put him four shots behind leader Connor Jones of Mountain Range, fired a 66, highlighted by clutch birdies on holes 17 and 18.
Those two shots provided the margin of victory for Stewart. They also helped propel the Sabercats—comprised of Stewart, Owen Cornmesser, Charlie Wang and Colin Cazier—to its first-ever team title, five shots clear of Lakewood High School.
The victory also continued an amazing season for the future Oklahoma State Cowboy. He won two AJGA championships—the Hale Irwin Junior and the AJGA Junior at Big Sky—and led Colorado to its first victory in the Boys Junior America’s Cup in the event’s 40-year history.
4A – The Club at Flying Horse (Colorado Springs)
Behind the play of medalist Micah Stangebye, the Montrose High School Indians repeated as Class 4A champions.
The junior shot a 4-under-par 140 (69-71) to finish five shots ahead of Mac Konrad of Ponderosa High to capture medalist honors.
Despite having only Stangebye as the player to finish to finish in the top ten overall, the Montrose team of Stangebye, Jordan Jennings, Dawson Hussong and Ryan Lords finished at 19-over par—six strokes better than Steamboat Springs—to capture Montrose’s second consecutive 4A team title.
Senior Jackson Klutznick became the sixth golfer from Kent Denver to win the Class 3A boys golf state championships by firing a 1-under-par 139 (67-72).
Klutznick finished three shots ahead of Jack Hughes of Aspen High, which captured its first-ever team title by nine strokes over nine-time team champion Kent Denver.
Jack Pevny, who tied for fourth place, Dawson Holmes and Dominic Lanese IV made up the team of Skiers.