Fruita’s Sinner finishes 20th at Class 5A state golf tournament

Consistency is important in the big settings.

Tuesday at Class 5A state girls golf state tournament at Lone Tree Golf Course in Highlands Ranch, Fruita Monument’s Jessica Sinner and Central’s Brittany Hoppe turned in solid days to finish in the top 25.

Sinner matched Monday’s score with an 86 on Tuesday for a two-day 172 that tied her for 20th place.

“She played well on the front nine,” Fruita Monument coach Tim Coit said. “I think she’s one of the better ball-strikers out here.”

Sinner had a par or bogey on 16 of 18 holes. This is the second straight season Sinner, a junior, has finished top 25.

“I think she’s set up for next year,” Coit said. “She played consistent and didn’t lose much ground either day.”

Hoppe finished tied for 22nd with a two-day 173. Hoppe improved five strokes from Monday, finishing with an 84.

“It was probably one of her best days all year,” Central coach Casey Doss said. “She was close to breaking 80, but had a couple putts not go her way.”

Doss said Hoppe’s strength Tuesday was her driving.

“She was huge off the tee,” Doss said. “It allowed her to have short irons into the greens.”

Fruita’s Summer Igo finished with a two-round score of 186, and Central’s Sarah Robbins had a 206.

Grand Junction’s Jordan Tufly shot a 106 on Tuesday to finish in 64th place with a 202.

The final day of the girls golf season wasn’t exempt from poor weather, with a lightning delay for the second straight day.

“It was tough,” Coit said. “It was wet, and the pin placements were tricky.”

Overland’s SeungHa Choi won the tournament with a 151. Cherry Creek won the team title with a 475.

In the 4A state tournament at Elmwood Golf Course in Pueblo, Palisade’s Kate Shuman finished with a 195.

The Bulldogs’ sophomore shot 100 on Tuesday to tie for 60th place.

“She battled all day,” Palisade coach Jan Norell said. “She’s going to work hard to get another chance at state.”

Montrose’s Kala Keltz finished in the top 20 with a two-day 168. Keltz shot a second-round 88.

Montrose’s Baylee Hawk and Justine Johnson tied for 71st with a 202. The Indians’ Madison Gill shot a 197.

Rifle’s Taylor Walters improved on her first-day 90 with an 86 on Tuesday that gave her a two-day total of 176.

Valor Christian’s Lindsay McGetrick won the 4A tournament by finishing 5-under-par 137.

Pueblo South won the team title with a two-day total of 483. Montrose finished eighth at 563.


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