Basalt golf places second at Skiers Invitational

Basalt sophomore Tyler Sims competes in the Aspen High School boys golf tournament on Friday, Aug. 17, 2018 at Aspen Golf Club. (Photo by Austin Colbert/The Aspen Times).
Austin Colbert/The Aspen Times

Basalt senior Holden Kleager followed up a career-best round of 71 (-1) and a second-place finish at Gypsum Creek Wednesday morning by placing tied for fifth at the Skiers Invitational Friday morning in Aspen, shooting a round of 76 (+5), helping the Longhorns place second as a team with a score of 248 (+35) on the day, finishing 34 strokes behind the Aspen Skiers.

Along with Kleager, Basalt’s Tyler Sims tied for 11th with a round of 84 (+13), while Blake Exelbert (tied-18th, 88, +17) and Rocket Perrin (tied-18th, 88, +17) rounded out the day for the Longhorns.

Aspen’s Jack Pevny (70, -1) won the tournament for the Skiers, while teammate Dominic Lanese IV (70, E) finished second. Jack Huges (73, +2) and Colter Zwieg (75, +4) added top four finishes as the Skiers swept the podium.

For Coal Ridge, Austin Gerber shot a 90 (+19), placing tied for 21st, while Myles Galbraith shot a 96 (+25), finishing tied for 29th.

Lance Fullenwider (98, +31) and Ryan Kotz (105, +34) rounded out the day for the Titans.

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