Basalt’s Jim Knous 7th in state |

Basalt’s Jim Knous 7th in state

Post Independent/Kara K. Pearson

If golf is about consistency, then Basalt’s Jim Knous and Connor Rakowski did just what they needed to Tuesday in the final round of the Colorado High School Activities Association Class 4A State Championship at the Broadlands Golf Course in Broomfield.On Tuesday, Knous repeated the 75 he shot on Monday, and Rakowski matched his 76 on Monday with another round just like it on Tuesday. The rounds were good enough to land Knous at a three-way tie for seventh overall, bumping up eight spots from 15th Monday. Knous, at an 8-over-par 150, was the only area golfer to medal at the state tournament.Rakowski moved up from a 23rd-place tie to 12th place overall as the Basalt Longhorns finished tied with Longmont for seventh overall out of 12 teams.

Shawn Cruse, the lone golfer representing Rifle, shot a 79 on Tuesday, finishing with a 155 to put him in 24th place.Basalt’s third golfer, Marty Knous, hit an 83 on day two to finish with a 170 to tie for 73rd place.Kent Denver’s Beau Schoolcraft took the individual title with a 5-under par 137. Kent Denver won the team championship, 27 strokes ahead of runner up Pueblo Centennial.Steamboat Springs, the only other Western Slope team in contention, finished fourth overall with 466.

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