Jeffco golfers go low at Homestead GC

Dennis Pleuss
Jeffco Public Schools
Posted 9/15/21

LAKEWOOD — Columbine sophomore Matai Naqica had a round that every golf dreams of … bogey-free. Naqica shot a 4-under-par, 61 on the short championship course at Homestead Golf Course on …

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Jeffco golfers go low at Homestead GC

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LAKEWOOD — Columbine sophomore Matai Naqica had a round that every golf dreams of … bogey-free.

Naqica shot a 4-under-par, 61 on the short championship course at Homestead Golf Course on Wednesday. The junior had one birdie on his opening nine and finished his round with three birdie playing Homestead’s front-nine.

Lakewood senior Max Lange, who was 4-under-par through his first 10 holes, finished 2nd in the individual standings with a 62 at the Class 5A Jeffco League tournament. Arvada West’s sophomore Shaun Miller, juniors Yusuke Ogi and Luke Landskov, along with Lakewood senior Jace Wright all finished in a tie for 3rd with rounds of 1-under-par, 64.

Arvada West edged Columbine by two strokes in a very close team race. It was the fifth Jeffco League tournament of the season. The conference’s final tournament is scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 14, at West Woods Golf Course in Arvada.

On the 4A side, Evergreen continued its solid play winning another team title. The Cougars top four golfers — freshmen Liam Houlihan, Ian O’Fallon, along with seniors Chase Thompson and AJ Gunn — all shot in the low 70s to defeat 2nd place Conifer by eight strokes.

Conifer senior Cade Rummell and Littleton junior Noah Abramson finished tied for the individual medalist title with both shooting 3-over-par, 68. Standley Lake senior Jack Tarman finished 3rd with a round of 69.

Evergreen can wrap-up the 4A Jeffco League title next week at West Woods, where the individual medalist will also be crowned.

Dennis Pleuss is the Sports Information Director for Jeffco Public Schools. For more Jeffco coverage, go to CHSAANow.com.

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