4A state golf: Alyx Carter recovers on second day | PostIndependent.com

4A state golf: Alyx Carter recovers on second day

COLORADO SPRINGS — Rifle High School senior Alyx Carter on Tuesday finished seven strokes better than she did during Monday’s first round of the Class 4A State Girls Golf Championships, managing a second-round score of 93 to finish in a three-way tie for 48th place at the Colorado Country Club.

Carter, who was making her third appearance in the state tournament, finished with a two-day score of 193. She tied with Lauren Cruz of Northridge and Maddie Kern of Broomfield for her spot in the standings and, during Tuesday’s second round, she stayed more consistent as opposed to some inconsistent play on Monday.

Carter, who started the day with a quadruple-bogey when she opened her round on hole No. 10, recovered with pars on Nos. 11 and 13. Her bogey in between was the first of 11 she had during her round, which included bogeys on each of her final nine holes of the tournament.

Coal Ridge High School junior Melissa Steinbach finished just above Carter in the individual standings, finishing tied with Estes Park’s Kendra Bellman for 45th place with a two-day score of 190. She finished Tuesday’s round with a score of 100, finishing 15-over in the front nine (beginning on hole No. 1) and slightly better on the back nine.

Steinbach, like Carter, made her third appearance in the state tournament.

Winning the individual championship was Jennifer Kupcho, who shot a 2-over 74 during Tuesday’s second round for a dominant 14-stroke victory. Andrea Ballou of Valor Christian was second, shooting a second-day 79 en route to a final score of 160. Cheyenne Mountain of Colorado Springs won the team title with a score of 520, with Western Slope Regional champion Montrose finishing second with a 535.

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