SHS Golfer’s Mitchell, Streit have tough day at states |

SHS Golfer’s Mitchell, Streit have tough day at states

Geoff Mintz
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Summit High’s top-two golfers took on the state’s best at the 4A Golf State Finals at Pelican Lakes Golf Club in Windsor Monday and Tuesday. The wheels came off for the players in the second day of competition, but head coach Gary Sorensen said he’s very pleased with the season.

Mitchell and Streit, who were tied for fourth and tied for 11th respectively after the first day, finished the tournament tied for seventh and 24th after Tuesday’s round.

Clark Wyndham of Valor Christian won the event with a impressive, 16-under-par pair of 64s.

“There was no reason other than the pressure got to them,” Sorensen said. “I’m very pleased with how they played this season. Both of these guys finished higher than anybody in the last three years.”

Streit made the turn at even par on Tuesday and was two-over for three quarters of the event, but a string on double bogeys on the back nine resulted in a score of 79 for the day.

Mitchell, who was shooting to finish in the top three, shot a 75 on Tuesday after a first-round score of 70.

“A couple things failed him. He misjudged the distance a few times and wasn’t able to save par,” Sorensen said. “Half of this game isn’t about having the skills, it’s about thinking you have the skills, so once he lost his confidence it was really tough.”

The junior has another season yet to play, and Sorensen expects him to be the guy everyone is looking to next year.

“I’m proud as heck for him,” the coach said. “(Mitchell) is going to be grinding from today until the season begins next year. I’m pretty confident in the kid. He’s a solid golfer and he’s got a really good attitude.”

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