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Metzger, Tigers solid at tourney

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Once again the Summit High School golf team traveled to the Denver area to take on teams from the Front Range. And once again, they showed that they are capable of hanging with some of the best teams in the area.

Counting four scores out of their five players, the Tigers shot a season-best 330 to finish in seventh place in the Overland Invite at Meadow Hills Golf Course in Aurora, Thursday.

“That is just real solid playing against some very good teams,” head coach Gary Sorensen said.

Kyle Metzger led the way for Summit with a season-low 78, marking the first time an SHS player broke 80 in competition. After bogeying his first four holes of the day, Metzger strung together a series of pars on his way to playing his final 14 holes at 2-over par.

Metzger finished four strokes out of a three-way tie for medalist honors.

“He just showed a lot of heart,” Sorensen said of Metzger. “So often, you see high school players, or any golfer for that matter, start less than they had hoped for and say, ‘Oh, who cares now.’ But he just hung right in there.”

Brady Sandsmark followed right behind Metzger with a solid 81. Dak Dice shot 85, Sam Dudick shot 86 and John MacMurray finished with an 87.

So far in the young season, the Tigers have yet to post a score over 90.

SHS is back in action next Wednesday, when the varsity travels to the Broken Tee Englewood Golf Course for a Jeffco League match.

Bryce Evans can be reached at (970)668-4634 or at

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