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Tigers golf closes out regular season

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LITTLETON ” Over the course of a season, teams aim to peak at the most important games or meets. It appears that the Summit High golf team is doing

just that.

In their final Jeffco League match of the season, played at The Meadows Golf Course in Littleton on Monday, the Tigers shot a season-best 319 to tie for second place.

Brady Sandsmark paced Summit with a 77, followed by Bryan Metzger who shot 78. J.P. Schoffield (81), Kyle Metzger (83) and Dak Dice (94) rounded out the scoring for the team.

“I think it looks like things are going in the right direction,” SHS head coach Gary Sorensen said.

The impressive finish left the Tigers in fourth place, overall, after all six Jeffco tournaments. Summit finished a mere seven strokes out of third place for the season (Jeffco league standings are determined by total strokes through all six events).

“I am real pleased what this batch of guys did this year,” Sorensen said. “With no one from last year’s varsity team, and to finish fourth, that is impressive.”

Summit’s consistent play through the season helped three different players earn spots on the Jeffco all-conference teams.

Sandsmark, who had a cumulative stroke average of 80.8 in league events, was named to the second team, as was Kyle Metzger and Schoffield.

The Tigers now look ahead to the Western Slope regional tournament at the Aspen Golf and Tennis Club, Tuesday. It is the first season that Summit will compete in the Western Slope. In past years, they have played in a Denver metro regional.

Of the 11 teams competing Tuesday in Aspen, only one will advance to the state tournament.

Sorensen likes the way his team looks heading into their most important tournament of the season.

“If you can stay on a hot streak, good things can happen,” he said.

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