Heading into regionals on Monday, Fairview's Kelsey Webster didn't really know what her expectations were, but she did know that her swing was feeling good.

Overcoming an aching shoulder and getting off to a great start, Webster won the Class 5A Central Regional with a 3-under 69 at South Suburban Golf Course in Centennial to not only punch her ticket to the 5A state championships at Boulder Country Club on May 21-22, but also give herself an added boost of confidence in the final month of the season.

"I'm super happy with my score," Webster said. "I know that there are still spots where I can make improvements, especially before state. But it was a super optimistic day, for sure. I was feeling confident going into the round but today definitely boosted my confidence now that I'm starting to be able to shape the ball like I want to and my putting was excellent today."

With big expectations for how she might close out her senior season before heading to the University of Colorado, Webster did most of her scoring by leaving herself short putts with good wedge shots into the greens. The Knights' lone state qualifier, she birdied the first two holes she played starting on No. 14 and sat at 4-under for an eight-hole stretch during the middle of her round.

Broomfield sophomore Meghan Vogt shot a 2-over 74 at Fox Hollow to place second at the 5A Western Regional. The Eagles also qualified three other players behind Vogt and will send a four-player team the state championships for the first time since moving up to 5A.


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"It's really exciting that we got all four," Eagles head coach Tony Ferraro said. "We've never done that in the 5A world. Today, we didn't all play great but all four of our girls still played well enough to qualify. But that might be even more exciting because if we play as well as we know we can at state, I think we have a good chance to place really high."

Niwot was another team that had a breakthrough on Monday. With Julia Solem tying for fourth at the 4A Region 4 tournament with an 84 at Highland Hills, the Cougars qualified a three-player team for the first time in their program's short history. Their third golfer, Maya Ostrom, had to play her way out of a three-way playoff for them to do it.

"I think it's awesome," Niwot head coach Ed Weaver said. "I thought we had a shot when we did the homework. I figured if they played their average game, we'd be really close. They all played really well and got the job done. Our fourth girl was really close too qualifying as well."

In Class 3A, the Jefferson Academy girls won the Region 3 tournament at the Olde Course and will send their full team to the state championships. Aubri Braecklein carded a 1-over 73 to lead the Jaguars, who finished with three players in the top 10.

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5A Central Regional

At South Suburban G.C., par 72

Team scores — Highlands Ranch 236, Columbine 244, Grand Junction 252, Chaparral 253, Arapahoe 255, Heritage 275, Rampart 284, Brighton 289, Horizon 293, Fairview 296, Pomona 313, Rangeview 340.

Top individuals — 1. Kelsey Webster, Fairview, 69; t2. Haena Kim, Highlands Ranch, 73; t2. Katherine Malcolm, Chaparral, 73; t4. Jenne Chun, Highlands Ranch, 74; t4. Tess Mitchell, Columbine, 74; 6. Brittlynn Odell, Grand Junction, 78; 7. Gracie Olkowski, Grand Junction, 79; 8. Courtney Packer, Arapahoe, 81; t9. Annika Schooler, Columbine, 82; t9. Gabby Esquibell, Heritage, 82.

Other Fairview results — 40. Anna Bergman 108; 46. Autumn Choka 119; 49. Ella Duncan 134.

5A Southern Regional

At Colorado Spring Country Club, par 72

Team scores — Grandview 240, Regis Jesuit 246, Arvada West 258, Palmer 272, Douglas County 284, Northglenn 286, Smoky Hill 220, Rocky Mountain 296, Legacy 311, Lakewood 312, Westminster 270.

Top individuals — t1. Amy Chitkoksoong, Grandview, 79; t1. Morgan Ryan, 79; t3. Katie Berrian, Regis Jesuit, 80; t3. Amanda Robert, Douglas County, 80; 5. Skylar Cain, Regis Jesuit, 81; t6. Charlotte Claitt, Palmer, 82; t6. Anju Ogi, Arvada West, 82; t6. Caitlin O'Donnell, Grandview, 82; 9. Emaan Adil, Regis Jesuit, 85; 10. Reagan Robinson, Arvada West, 86..

Other Legacy results — t15. Mia Blackard 91; 30. Jesse Whitcomb 109; t31. Paige Stevens 111; t31. Tara Reid 111.

5A Western Regional

At Fox Hollow G.C., par 72

Team scores — Cherry Creek 229, Ralston Valley 249, ThunderRidge 250, Broomfield 256, Cherokee Trail 259, Castle View 278, Chatfield 305, Boulder 315, Fruita Monument 335, Prairie View 350, Adams City 400, Aurora Central 402.

Top individuals — 1. Brooke Krame, Cherokee Trail, 73; 2. Meghan Vogt, Broomfield, 74; t3. Kaylynn Xia, Cherry Creek, 76; t3. Rachel Penzenstadler, Cherry Creek, 76; t5. Sydney Eye, Ralston Valley, 77; t5. Payton Canon, Cherry Creek, 77; t5. Taylor Tucker, ThunderRidge, 77; 8. Alyssa Chin, Cherry Creek, 78; 9. Lexi Mueldener, Ralston Valley, 82; 10. Lauren Tucker, ThunderRidge, 84.

Other Broomfield results — t16. Lauren Hirsch 90; t18. Nicole Fatovic 92; 21. Anna Roh 95.

Other Boulder results — 22. Sydney Arthur 97; t27. Claire Boyle 102; 34. Laura Osborne 116; 36. Katie Bush 119.

5A Northern Regional

At Collindale G.C., par 71

Team scores — Fossil Ridge 242, Eaglecrest 252, Rock Canyon 252, Legend 256, Denver East 259, Bear Creek 284, Fountain-Fort Carson 293, Monarch 299, Mountain Vista 307, Mountain Range 310.

Top individuals — 1. Emma Bryant, Eaglecrest, 75; t2. Ashley Kozlowski, Rock Canyon, 77; t2. Kayla Elder, Fossil Ridge, 77; t2. Brandy McClain, Rock Canyon, 77; t5. Leigha Davine, Fossil Ridge, 81; t5. Olivia Roper, Denver East, 81; 7. Maddy Dunkle, Legend, 83; t8. Gabi Werst, Fossil Ridge, 84; t8. Anna Branscome, Bear Creek, 84; 10. Melia Buckton, Legend, 85.

Monarch results — 19. yulim kim, 95; t20. Hannah Spracklin, 97; 38. Peyton Korte, 110; 40. Jamie Thompson, 112.

4A Region 4

At Highland Hills G.C., par 72

Team scores — Loveland 254, Glenwood Springs 256, Montrose 259, Vista Peak 262, Northridge 268, Niwot 268, Mountain View 289, Palisade 301, Centaurus 341, Silver Creek 351, Arvada 364, Grand Junction Central 383.

Top individuals — 1. Lauren Lehigh, Loveland, 74; t2. Lois Sheaffer, Northridge, 78; t2. Kylie Severin, Vista Peak, 78; t4. Taylor Kettell, Montrose, 82; t4. Julia Solem, Niwot, 82; 6. Lauren Murphy, Glenwood Springs, 83; 7. Lisa Kelley, Glenwood Springs, 84; 8. Kyree Conaway, Vista Peak, 86; 9. Taylor Bandemer, Loveland, 87; 10. Nicole Cherry, Montrose, 88.

Other Niwot results — t11. Halie Ostrom 89; t20. Mya Ostrom 97; 24. Laure Bourgin 100.

Silver Creek results — t27. Taylor Sandal 102; t43. Lauren Ranglos 124; 45. Mollie McCoy 125; 49. Sonya Shoup 162.

Centaurus results — 33. Jessie Huth 106; 37. Amaya Cox 115; t40. Chantelle Humphries 120; 47. Masani Salazar 137.

3A Region 3

At The Olde Course, par 72

Team scores — Jefferson Academy 240, Kent Denver 246, Yuma 294, Strasburg 295, Swink 300, Holyoke 303, Faith Christian 303, Resurrection Christian 305, Wray 307, Cheyenne Wells 321, Brush 323, Berthoud 335.

Top individuals — 1. Charlotte Hillary, Kent Denver, 70; 2. Aubri Braecklein, Jefferson Academy, 73; 3. Trinity Stuart, Jefferson Academy, 76; 4. Megan Miller, Estes Park, 79; 5. Jolene Carrica, Swink, 80; 6. Austine Jobe, Kent Denver, 85; t7. Sadie Mauger, Kent Denver, 91; t7. Emma Kriske, Faith Christian, 91; t7. Lauren Alberts, Jefferson Academy, 91; 10. Greer Porter, Faith Christian, 92.

Other Jefferson Academy results — 40. Valeria Jimenez 112.

Other Peak to Peak results — t24. Ella Junker 104; t28. Mai Canales 106.