Montrose’s Keltz, Rifle’s Walters finish 5th, 7th at state golf
A pair of area girls finished in the top 10 at the Class 4A state girls golf championships Tuesday at Boomerang Golf Links in Greeley.
Montrose High School’s Kala Keltz tied for fifth place with 152 strokes, and Rifle High junior Taylor Walters was a shot behind in seventh place.
Keltz maintained her fifth-place standing despite shooting four strokes higher Tuesday, carding a 78. Walters shaved a stroke off of her first-round score for a 76 and moved up two spots.
Pueblo South’s Bryce Schroeder and Regis’ Kathleen Kershisnik tied for first place with 143 strokes.
Montrose exhibited consistency in finishing fifth in the team standings, outshooting Cheyenne Mountain by three strokes to break free of the first-day tie for fifth between them. Montrose followed Monday’s 257 with a 258 for 515 strokes. Regis won the meet with a 454, bettering runner-up Pueblo South by 13 strokes.
Rifle held its place, seventh, despite shooting 11 strokes higher in the second round, en route to a 527.
Fruita Monument High School’s Jessica Sinner shot a second-round 84 and finished with 166 strokes to pace area girls in the Class 5A meet at Aurora Hills Golf Course. Sinner placed 35th overall.
Four strokes behind, tied for 38th, was Central High’s Brittany Hoppe, who climbed nine spots by knocking eight strokes off her first round score to card a second-round 81.
Cherry Creek placed three individuals in the top seven and won the team title with 429 strokes, 14 fewer than runner-up Arapahoe. Cherry Creek also had the meet medalist, MacKenzie Cohen, who fired a 67 Tuesday for a two-day total of 141, one stroke better than Rock Canyon’s Allie Johnston, who also shot a second-round 67.