Three SLV girls golfers qualify for state tournament

Alamosa High School's Morgan Ortega drives from the first tee at the Class 3A Region 4 Tournament Tuesday at Cattails Golf Course (Courier photo by Ken Hamrick).

ALAMOSA – A total of nine high school girls golf teams converged on Cattails Golf Course for the Class 3A Region 4 Tournament on Tuesday with the hopes of qualifying for next week’s state tournament.

Three golfers from the San Luis Valley were successful as Alamosa’s Morgan Ortega and Kayla Medina, and Monte Vista’s Brooke Hoffstaetter were state qualifiers.

Ortega finished the highest of any of the local golfers as she placed 12th with a 102.

“It was a little bit tough today, but we finished good,” Ortega said.

Medina finished in 18th place with a 112.

“The course was good, but it was cold,” Medina said.

Hoffstaetter took 17th place with a 111.

“It was pretty good out there,” Hoffstaetter said. “It was a little chilly but other than that it was good.”

All three state qualifiers are looking to do well at state as well as having fun.

“My goal is to make it in the Top 25 this year since it is my first year,” Ortega said. “But hopefully I’ll just do my best.”

“I just want to play good,” Medina said.

“I just want to try my best,” Hoffstaetter said. “I don’t expect to place. I just want to go out there and have fun.”

Other Alamosa golfers who competed include Miya Spangler who took 27th with a 119, and Kailyn Vigil who finished 28th with a 124.

Rounding out the Monte Vista field were Annika Holder who tied for 25th with a 118, Ellaree Rockey who was 29th with a 133, and Anastasia Sanchez who was 33rd with a 167.

Colorado Academy was the team champion with 277, and Vail Mountain took second with 282. Both schools have qualified their entire team to state.

Aspen’s Lenna Persson was the individual medalist with a nine-over-par 80. Vail Mountain’s Logan Nobrega was second with an 84, and Montezuma-Cortez’s Reagan Hafey finished third with an 89.

The state tournament will take place May 31 and June 1 at the Broadlands Golf Course in Broomfield.

CLASS 3A REGION 4

TOURNAMENT

At Cattail Golf Course

Par 71

Team scores

Colorado Academy 277, Vail Mountain 282, Aspen 297, Montezuma-Cortez 318, Moffat County 320, Gunnison 329, Alamosa 333, Monte Vista 362, Meeker NS.

Individual scores

Lenna Persson (Aspen) 80q

Logan Nobrega (VM) 84Q

Reagan Hafey (Cortez) 89q

Avery Lent (CA) 91Q

Avery Bakes (CA) 93Q

Dori Beck (CA) 93Q

Ava Crowely (VM) 97Q

Ashlyn Hall (MC) 98q

Hadley Morris (CA) 100Q

Annika Shikverg (VM) 101Q

Audrey Woodrow (Aspen) 101q

Morgan Ortega (Ala.) 102q

Riley Murphy (G) 103q

Chesnie Patrick (Cortez) 104q

Vivian Brown (Meek.) 109q

Allie Schwartz (G) 110q

Brooke Hoffstaetter (MV) 111q

Kayla Medina (Ala.) 112q

Madison Milligan (VM) 114q

Taylor Powell (MC) 114q

Sariah Robinson (Cortez) 116q*

Lily Noble (G) 116a

Jade Hanson (Aspen) 116a

Mia Cheuvront (MC) 117

Annika Holder (MV) 118

Hailey Knowles (Meek.) 118

Miya Spangler (Ala.) 119

Kailyn Vigil (Ala.) 124

Ellaree Rockey (MV) 133

Samantha Brown (G) 135

Colby Vanderaa (Aspen) 137

Anna Lawrence (MC) 140

Anastasia Sanchez (MV) 167

Q – qualified with team

q – wild card qualifiers

a – alternates

* - won playoff

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