Glenwood’s Lisa Kelley finishes tied for 9th at 4A state golf tourney
Mother Nature can often be cruel to spring sports in Colorado.
She struck again Tuesday, forcing all classifications at the state golf championships around the state to cancel the second day of the two-day tournament, meaning the first-round scores that golfers put up stood as final scores.
Glenwood Springs senior Lisa Kelley and Rifle senior Masi Smith were both heavily affected by the cancellation in the 4A and 3A state golf championships.
Kelley, competing for the Demons at Pelican Lakes Golf Course in Windsor, shot a round of +14 Monday, which ultimately placed her tied for ninth in the championship standings. Kelley’s round of +14 was 14 shots off of the lead as Holy Family’s Hailey Schalk won the 4A state tournament with an even round Monday in Windsor.
Mullen’s Sofia Choi (+5), Vista Peak’s Kylie Severin (+6), Windsor’s Jessica Zapf (+7), and Holy Family’s Jessica Mason (+10) rounded out the top 5 in 4A.
Windsor won the 4A state championship over Holy Family at its home course.
In 3A, snow forced the cancellation of Day 2 of the 3A state championship at Eagle Ranch Golf Course in Eagle. The snow affected Rifle’s Smith, who shot a round of 77 (+5) to finish tied for fourth in the state.
“She was disappointed she couldn’t play Tuesday and have a chance to try and improve her position,” said Tod Smith, Rifle’s head coach and Masi’s father. “Her play has been very good lately.”
The winter-like conditions gave Colorado Academy’s Caroline Jordaan the individual state championship with a round of 71 (-1). Jordaan also led Colorado Academy to the 3A state championship.
Aside from Smith, teammate Breanna Seay shot a round of 112 (+41) to finish tied for 46th in the state.
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