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Tigers golf ends season at regionals in Aspen

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Fresh off a win in their final regular-season tournament, the Summit High golf team had high hopes heading into Tuesday’s Western Slope Regional Tournament.

But rather than being a spring board into the state tournament, Tuesday’s regional wound up putting an end to the Tigers’ season.

Summit shot a three-person total of 249 to finish in fourth-place, 15 shots back of winner Montrose High School. Only the winning team advanced from the 11-team field.

“It wasn’t exactly what we hoped,” Tigers head coach Gary Sorensen said of his team’s finish.

“We were definitely hoping for better than we did,” Summit sophomore Kyle Metzger said. “After winning last week against a lot of the same teams, we thought that we had a good chance.”

Despite the disappointing team finish, Metzger claimed one of the region’s individual spots in the state tournament. His stellar 79 put him only three shots back of medalist honors and he finished in a tie for fifth.

Metzger began his round by playing his first six holes in 1-under par. Though his game cooled off a bit, he still finished high enough to complete his goal when he set out to start the season: Qualify for state.

“I’m really happy, excited about it,” he said following his round.

J.P. Schoeffield and Brady Sandsmark, who both were members of the Jeffco League All-conference Second Team, shot 84 and 86, respectively. Rounding out the Tigers’ lineup, Dak Dice finished with a 96 on the day.

While his teammates will now have some time off from the game, Metzger will be spending the next two weeks preparing for state.

The 4A Colorado State Tournament will be played in Craig at the Yampa Valley Golf Course.

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

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