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Boys’ Golf Heads to Regionals

Posted 09/22/2015 by Andrew Villescas
As the spartans face their toughest challenge yet who will prevail? Photos by Nakawaga

Aldridge, Waters, Villescas, and Nakagawa prepare for the regional tournament. photos by Randall Nakawaga

Four Spartans will compete at the 4A Metro Regional tournament this week with the chance to qualify for the state tournament.

The Spartan varsity golf team will compete in the 4A Metro Regional tournament on Wednesday, September 23rd, at the Spring Valley Golf Course in Elizabeth, Colorado.  Sophomore Roger Nakawaga, sophomore Andrew Villescas, sophomore Jessie Aldridge, and senior Colin Waters have had an impressive season so far, taking one First Team All League, and three Second Team All League designations. The team finished the Denver Public School League season in second place.

At the regional tournament the team and coaches will attempt to obtain one of the most difficult goals, playing in the state tournament. This course contains long fairways and challenging greens. Every golfer will be willing to give it everything they have to make it into state. Nakawaga commented, “I expect there will be a lot of good players, not just from our conference but from all over the state so I just have to prepare as much as possible and be ready to play my best.” To qualify for state, the player must place in the top 21 golfers out of a multitude of schools. Favorites for the team title include Valor Christian, Mullen, Evergreen, and D’Evelyn.

These Spartans have had a remarkable couple of years with two out of the four varsity golfers achieving varsity as freshmen, and Nakawaga making it to the state level last fall.  One of the newest additions to the varsity team, Aldridge, stated “Our team is very strong. We work well together and hope to earn some more titles next season.” The Spartans are looking into a bright couple years that will define the golf program and shape it for future years. “The guys have had a successful season, and if they play up to their potential, we should have some state qualifiers,” said CCT teacher and boys’ golf coach Stacey Fornstrom.