Bears claim fourth at 4A tourney
GREELEY – Shea Sena of Montezuma-Cortez sank a 2-foot par putt in the first playoff hole to claim medalist honors Tuesday at the 2002 Colorado State High School 4A Boys State Golf Tournament.
Sena and Cheyenne Mountain sophomore Tom Glissmeyer were tied at the end of regulation with a two-round total of 4-under par 140.
Sena reached the par-4, 427-yard No. 10 hole in regulation with an approach shot that left him 22 feet from the hole. The junior, who forced the playoff with a 5-under par 67 in his final round, barely missed his birdie putt before tapping in for the victory.
Glissmeyer missed the green, chipped five past the cup and missed the putt. He shot matching rounds of 70.
Defending champion Mullen won the team title with 462, beating Skyline and Steamboat Springs by two strokes.
The Rifle Bears team finished tied for fourth, three strokes behind Mullen. Canon City and Liberty also had team scores of 265.
Cole Manuppella paced the Bears, who finished eighth at state last year, with a 73-80-153 to tie for 16th place. Teammate Jerrad Brown was three strokes behind Manuppella at 75-81-156 and Jim Owens, the only Bears player to improve in the second day, came in at 81-78-159. Jeb Savage finished at 78-89-167.
Roaring Fork’s Sean McMechen came into the clubhouse with a 76-82-158.
First-round leader Greeley West finished ninth.
Mullen won despite having no golfer finish better than 3-over par for the tournament. Darrin Hall shot 147 and 2001 individual champion David Jackson finished 22 shots back of Sena and Glissmeyer.
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