Chrobak leads SHS to victory |

Chrobak leads SHS to victory

Devon O'Neil

With a season-best performance from its reigning senior star, the Summit High School golf team won its first Jeffco League meet of the season Monday, topping the field at West Woods Golf Club in Arvada.Senior Jason Chrobak, who won last year’s regional tournament and is one of the top returning players in 4A this year, fired a 74 to lead the Tigers. The score was Chrobak’s lowest number of the summer, and tied him for the individual title on Monday. Evergreen’s Chase Chaldekas and Luke Valerius of Golden also shot 74.Evergreen took second in the team competition, six shots back of Summit’s 315, and defending league champ Ralston Valley (326) was third.”We pretty much just kicked their butts,” said Chrobak, who made all four of his birdies on the back nine.Chrobak’s round was highlighted by his birdie on the par-3 12th hole. Using a 9-iron, he came within a foot of a hole-in-one from 170 yards away.Senior Eric Nilsson and freshman Sean Miller each shot 78 for Summit, and sophomore Jimmy Keeling and senior Phil Camillo posted rounds of 85. Nilsson and Miller tied for sixth individually.”I think this is the start of good things to come,” said second-year SHS coach Chris Saunders. “The kids shot to what their potential is. Before that their knees were knocking a little bit – they were thinking about it. Monday they just went out and played golf.”Chrobak agreed: “Having three scores in the 70s was definitely a confidence booster. It showed us we can be good.”The Tigers, who have played a whirlwind schedule thus far (Monday’s meet was their fifth in seven days), have the rest of the week off before returning to the links for a league meet Aug. 30 at the Meadows.

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