WINDSOR — Welcome back Holy Family Tigers.
The 2019-20 athletic season started on Thursday, yes we know it’s only August 8, at Pelican Lakes Golf Club with the initial Tri-Valley League match of the season.
The Tigers, who are minus Jacob Mason (in Tulsa for a tournament) and Jackson Grace (injury), finished fourth in the 11 team tournament and were led by senior Garrett Green’s 9-over par 81 on the tricky layout that hosted the Class 4A state girls tournament last spring.
Green birdied just one hole all day, the 390-yard par-4 No. 7.
Senior Leo Nelson also cracked the top with a score of 11-over 83. After a brutal start that featured three double bogeys in his first 12 holes, Nelson righted the ship and finished just one over for his final six holes including a birdie on the par-5 No. 11.
Ben Neill carded an 87, Ben Achziger came home in 90 and Gavin Smith finished with a 93.
Sterling took home the team honors with a sparkling team score of 10-over 226. Trey Kuntz was the medalist with a score of 2-over 74. His teammates Chase Hume (75) and Tayleb Schaefer (77) rounded out the top three spots.
The Tigers will be back at on Monday at the Country Club of Colorado in Colorado Springs for the Cheyenne Mountain Invitational. They will host their league meet on Tuesday at the Broadlands and be back at it on Wednesday at Saddle Rock for the Kent Denver Invitational.
TRI-VALLEY LEAGUE MATCH NO. 1
At Pelican Lakes (Par 72)
Team scores — Sterling 226, Frederick 247, Windsor 248, Holy Family 251, Fort Morgan 261, Erie 273, Mead 278. Skyline 281, Berthoud 298, Roosevelt 314, Severance 326.
Individuals — Trey Kuntz, Sterling 74; Chase Hume, Sterling 75; Tayleb Schaefer, Sterling, 77; Brentyn Paiz, Windsor 77; Jake Chesler, Frederick, 81; Garrett Green, Holy Family, 81; Nick Formby, Frederick 81; Mateo Salcido, Fort Morgan, 82; Leo Nelson, Holy Family, 83; Alec Oberg, Fort Morgan, 84; Braden Caffarelli, Erie, 84; Max Grauberger, Sterling, 84.
Other Holy Family scores — Ben Neill 87; Ben Achziger 90; Gavin Smith 93.