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Summit High: Slight setback for Tiger golfers

BRYCE EVANS
summit daily news
Summit County, Colorado

Summit High head gold coach Gary Sorensen easily summed up his team’s play Wednesday at Broken Tee Golf Course in one sentence: “We didn’t play so well, today.”

After firing some stellar scores in the Tigers’ first three meets of the season, Summit took a slight step back in their third Jeffco League event of the season in Englewood. Shooting a team score of 332, the Tigers finished third on the day, 23 shots behind league front-runner D’Evelyn and nine back of rival Centaurus.

“I always have said that talk is pretty cheap,” Sorensen said with a laugh. “And wouldn’t you know that once I say we’re playing pretty good, we have a day like today.”

The Tiger golfers still had some solid scores from their top three finishers on the day.

Junior Dak Dice finished in a tie for sixth after shooting 80. Dice made two birdies on the day, along with seven pars.

Senior Brady Sandsmark shot one of his better rounds thus far this season with an 81, Wednesday. The Tigers’ lone senior has had some struggles in recent events, but his coach said he is starting to turn it around.

“He’s getting back to where he was last year and where he should be,” Sorensen said of Sandsmark, who finished in ninth place after carding nine pars and nine bogeys in his round.

Another highlight, Wednesday, was the play of freshman Dylan Mitchell, who finished in a tie for 10th on the day after shooting 82. Sorensen was especially impressed with the freshman’s play, because of how long the course was at Broken Tee.

“He was having to hit 5-irons for most of his approach shots,” his coach said.

Also competing for the Tigers were junior Kyle Metzger and sophomore Evan Streit, who carded rounds of 89 and 98, respectively.

The Tigers are back in action on Sept. 4 with a meet at Indian Tree Golf Course in Arvada.


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