Gauthier 17th in 3A state golf tourney |

Gauthier 17th in 3A state golf tourney

Glenwood Springs High School student Roger Gauthier finished in a three-way tie for 17th place following the final round of the Class 3A State Championships on Tuesday at Northeastern 18 Golf Course in Sterling.

Gauthier, a senior at Glenwood who plays golf for the Basalt High School team, had a second-round score of 80 for a two-day final score of 13-over 157. His score tied him with a pair of Kent Denver players in Mark Hillary and Gary Schlatter in the individual standings.

Also finishing the second day of the tournament was Glenwood’s Linc Kleager — Gauthier’s Basalt teammate — who finished in a four-way tie for 41st place with a two-day score of 166. Riley Tamburello of Coal Ridge wasn’t too far behind, finishing at 169 and tied for 51st place following a second-day score of 84.

Winning the team championship was Sterling, which finished with a two-day score of 459 for a five-stroke victory over Kent Denver. Yale Kim of Dawson won the individual state championship after winning a four-hole, three-person playoff with Cooper Gould of Vail Christian and Trey Lanbrecht of Sterling.

In the 4A State Championships played at Walking Stick Golf Course in Pueblo, Rifle High School freshman Jacob Smith finished with a two-day score of 175 to finish tied with Robert Ball of the Classical Academy for 64th place in the 84-golfer field. Smith’s second-round score of 93 followed a first-round score of 82 that Smith shot on Monday.

Taylor Rodrigues of Pueblo South rallied to win the individual state title, shooting 6-under 138 for the two days. Valor Christian easily won the team championship, shooting a combined score of 8-under 424 over two days. Valor won the team title by 28 strokes over second-place Pueblo South.

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