Chrobak cards a 79 at first round of 4A state |

Chrobak cards a 79 at first round of 4A state

ALAMOSA – Summit High School junior Jason Chrobak finished the first round of the Class 4A state boys golf championships with a 79, but it was the other two in his threesome who set the pace.

Chrobak, who won the regional championship and set a school record after shooting a 73, watched Cheyenne Mountain’s Tom Glissmeyer, who shot a 4-under 67, and defending state champ Shea Sena of Cortez, who carded a 1-under 70, light up the first round.

Montrose’s Erik Lundberg also fired a 4-under 67 Monday at Cattails Golf Club.

Still, Chrobak started his round well. He was 1-over after seven before faltering down the stretch.

“I made a downhill curler for birdie on No. 5,” Chrobak said. “Then, I just started having my same old swing flaws that really didn’t help the situation.”

Glissmeyer, the state runner-up last season, helped attract a sizeable gallery that included Summit’s Ethan Wolach.

“That was cool to have a teammate down there,” Chrobak said. His dad was also in attendance.

Tigers head coach Chris Saunders gave Chrobak some advice.

“I just told him to play within himself,” Saunders said. “You can’t worry about those other guys. It is tough though, when one shoots a 67 and the other shoots a 70.”

Glissmeyer, a junior who was runner-up last year after losing a sudden death playoff, earned birdies on Nos. 3, 5, 10, 12 and 18.

He thought it could have been a record day.

“I missed three putts inside 5 feet,” Glissmeyer said. “There’s no doubt in my mind it should have been a 64.” The all-time course record is 66.

Last week, Chrobak became the first in the school’s history to win regionals and only the second to make it to state.

“I just want to have as much fun as possible,” Chrobak said. “It’s the state tournament … It’s just a blast being here. I’m going to be firing at the pins all day.”

Montrose leads the team competition with 215 strokes, while Broomfield is second with 226 and Mullen is third with 228.

– The Associated Press

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