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Mitchell earns state golf tourney ticket

Janice Kurbjun
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Summit Daily/Mark Fox

Summit High School’s golf team shot its best score of the season, a 237, at the 4A regional golf tournament held Tuesday at Conquistador Golf Course in Cortez.

SHS senior Dylan Mitchell earned his third trip to the state meet after placing third overall in Cortez with a 73, just one over par. Mitchell was among the top nine individuals outside of the regional champion that would travel to the state tournament on Oct. 1-2.

Head coach Gary Sorensen said the regional tournament ended with an exciting sudden-death playoff between Montezuma/Cortez and Rifle, with Montezuma/Cortez prevailing.

“It was settled when a MCHS player holed out from about 90 yards,” Sorensen said via email. “This eagle provided (Montezuma/Cortez) with a one stroke win.”

The team playoff was followed by settling the score for one individual alternate spot. Summit’s Dave Metzger was included in the elimination, but fell short of qualifying after three holes. Though the team shot its best all season, it finished fifth of 10 teams.

Team scores

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Montezuma/Cortez – 226

Rifle – 226

Montrose – 231

Palisade – 233

Summit – 237

Durango – 238

Steamboat – 242

Battle Mountain – 249

Delta – 263

Eagle Valley – 280

Top individuals

Kyler Smith, Palisade – 70

Jale Budosky, Montezuma/Cortez – 72

R. Willis, Montrose – 72

Dylan Mitchell, Summit – 73

Tristan Quigly, Rifle – 73

Summit individuals

Dylan Mitchell – 73

Dave Metzger – 80

Mike Magnuson – 84

Nick Wittrock – 85