COLORADO CITY — Both Alamosa and Monte Vista were on hand for 3A regional play at Hollydot Golf Course on Tuesday. As teams, Alamosa finished in fourth place with a combined score of 250, Monte Vista placed ninth with a team score of 274.
During regional play only the top two teams from each region will move on to state play, the rest of the field will be populated by 13 individuals. Neither team finished high enough to qualify as a team, Alamosa missed a second-place finish by 15 strokes. But, unofficially both Alamosa and Monte Vista will be sending two golfers each to state play in two weeks. This year the state finals will be played at Eisenhower Golf Course on the United States Air Force Academy north of Colorado Springs.
Qualifying from Alamosa were Brenden Crowther and Colton Liddell. Crowther placed first for the Moose and tied for fifth place overall shooting a 78 total on the day. Crowther had a smooth day on the familiar course, getting down to par on 12 of the 18 holes and going just 7 over par overall.
Liddell also stepped up on the regional stage posting a total score of 80 strokes to finish second on the Moose and tied for seventh overall. Liddell played consistently posting par marks on 10 of the 18 holes. The Alamosa senior would end his day with a 9 over par on the course.
For Monte Vista, the two golfers that were part of the 13 individuals that qualified on Tuesday were Luke Hoffstaetter and Casin Holder. Hoffstaetter earned top placing for the Pirates on Tuesday shooting an 80 to tie for seventh place. Hoffstaetter went +7 on the front 9, he would clean things up on his way back only adding two more strokes to his total going 9 over par on the course.
Second place on the Pirates was Holder finishing 20th overall with a total score of 89. Holder’s 89 has him unofficially in the 13th spot of 13 individual qualifiers.
Look for the state qualified golfers as they go to work at Eisenhower Golf Course on October 7th and 8th. Complete results below.
4. Alamosa +37 250
5(6). Brenden Crowther +7 78
7(8). Colton Liddell +9 80
25(25). Hunter Smith +21 92
31(32). Garrett Smith +26 97
9. Monte Vista +61 274
7(7). Luke Hoffstaetter +9 80
20. Casin Holder +18 89
37. Garrett Hayden +34 105
43. Trevor Paskett +41 112