Girls golf: Locals factoring heavily into regional action across the state

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    Holy Family's Meghan Vogt takes a chip shot during the 3A Region 3 tournament Monday at the Highland Meadows Golf Course in Windsor. Go to for more photos.

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    Jefferson Academy's Maya Gordon takes a chip shot during the 3A Region 3 tournament Monday at the Highland Meadows Golf Course in Windsor. Go to for more photos.

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    Holy Family High School's Hailey Schalk watches her shot after teeing off during the 3A Region 3 tournament Monday at the Highland Meadows Golf Course in Windsor. Go to for more photos.

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    Peak to Peak's Mai Canales pulls a driver from her bag before teeing off during the 3A Region 3 tournament Monday at the Highland Meadows Golf Course in Windsor. Go to for more photos.



The Holy Family girls golfers just keep checking boxes throughout this season, which has seen the Tigers make an improbable jump up to one of the state’s best teams in just their first season returning to the fold after a hiatus without a program.

Next to the latest box the Tigers checked, it read: Win a regional title.

At Highland Meadows Golf Course on Monday, freshmen Hailey Schalk and Meghan Vogt placed first and second, respectively, and junior Heather Stauter tied for fifth while the Tigers ran away with the 3A Region 3 team championship.

“It went pretty smooth,” Vogt said. “I’ve played the course a lot so I kind of went into today without being too worries. It felt pretty good for us to win it. We all had a good plan and we get along really well so we were pretty confident that we would do well.

Schalk, who had five birdies, shot a 2-under 70. Vogt had six birdies and at one point was 3-under, finishing with a 1-over 73. Stauter carded a 90 to round out the team score and clinch the team title by 45 strokes over the next closest team.

As a team, the three players were an impressive 17-over.

“It’s really exciting,” Tigers head coach Matt Schalk said. “I can’t reiterate enough how hard-working our team is, and that’s coming from someone who has been in the PGA circuit and coaching for years. We’re super proud of these girls because they work their tails off, they’re great kids and it’s great to see them play so well.”

A total of 84 players will qualify for the state tournament in each of the three classifications. Each regional qualifies two full teams and 13 individuals who are not on a qualifying team.

Also out of 3A Region 3, Jefferson Academy’s Trinity Stuart (8th place with a 93), Maya Gordon (11th, 100) and Emily Grantham (13th, 103) all qualified for state.

With regional tournaments taking place across the state on Monday, Fairview’s Kelsey Webster continued her outstanding season with an individual championship at the 5A Northern Regional. Webster took first with a 1-over 73 at Aurora Hills Golf Course. Teammate Sophie Nelson also qualified for state as an individual, placing 15th and scoring a 92. Knights sophomore Kate Jordan, who would have qualified for state with a 91, accidentally signed for an incorrect score and was disqualified.

At the 5A Western Regional, Monarch’s Carly Gallant shot an 85 to tie for sixth place. Liina Nietenbach shot an 88, Grabrielle Ferro shot a 91 and Emma Teuton shot a 92 to qualify the entire Coyotes regional lineup for the state tournament.

Broomfield was at the heart of some excitement throughout the 5A Southern Regional at Meadow Hills. Eagles junior Ana Roh placed 10th a score of 86 and qualified easily while teammate Lauren Hirsch won a playoff to narrowly qualify for the state tournament.

At the 5A Central Regional, which was held at City Park Golf Course in Denver, Legacy’s Izzy Hebert placed 15th overall with a score of 86 to qualify for the state tournament as an individual.

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5A Southern Region

At Meadow Hills G.C., par-70

Team scores — Grandview 247, Arvada West 251, Highlands Ranch 256, Chaparral 271, Douglas County 281, Rampart 284, Broomfield 292, Eaglecrest 302, Mountain Range 313, Dakota Ridge 338, Brighton 371.

Top individuals — 1. Jenna Chun, Highlands Ranch, 76; 2. Reagan Robinson, Arvada West, 77; 3. Arielle Keating, Rampart, 79; 4. Caitlin O’Donnell, Grandview, 81; t5. Katie Malcolm, Chaparral, 82; t5. Amy Chitkoksoong, Grandview, 82.

Broomfield results — 10. Anna Roh, 86; t21. Lauren Hirsch, 98; t30. McKlyn Madsen, 108; 40. Ana Cole, 124.

5A Central Region

At City Park G.C., par-73

Team scores — Cherry Creek 234, Regis Jesuit 239, Denver East 240, Grand Junction 263, Columbine 266, Castle View 270, Rocky Mountain 286, Prairie View 301, Legacy 314, Fountain-Fort Carson 316, Pomona 341.

Top individuals — t1. Jaclyn Murray, Regis Jesuit, 72; t1. Amisha Singh, Smoky Hill, 72; 3. Stephanie Bang, Cherry Creek, 74; 4. Gracie Olkowski, Grand Junction Central, 76; t5. Katie Berrian, Regis Jesuit, 79; t5. Tess Mitchell, Columbine, 79; t5. Julia Baroth, Denver East, 79; t5. Kaylynn Xia, Cherry Creek, 79.

Legacy results — 15. Izzy Hebert, 86; t35. Jessica Whitcomb, 111; t40. Paige Stevens, 117t43. Jillian McKevitt, 125.

5A Northern Region

At Aurora Hills G.C., par-72

Team scores — Fossil Ridge 247, Arapahoe 258, ThunderRidge 264, Mountain Vista 265, Northglenn 272, Lakewood 296, Palmer 301, Rangeview 327, Horizon 359.

Top individuals — 1. Kelsey Webster, Fairview, 73; 2. Leigha Devine, Fossil Ridge, 77; 3. Taylor Tucker, ThunderRidge, 79; t4. Tabitha Diehl, Mountain Vista, 81; t4. Kayla Elder, Fossil Ridge, 81.

Other Fairview results — t15. Sophie Nelson, 92.

3A Region 3

At Highland Meadows G.C., par-72

Team scores — Holy Family 233, Berthoud 278, Jefferson Academy 296, Resurrection Christian 306, Cheyenne Wells 329, Strasburg 335, Brush 355, Holyoke 356, Yuma 371, Faith Christian 402.

Top individuals — 1. Hailey Schalk, Holy Family, 70; 2. Meghan Vogt, Holy Family, 73; 3. Molli Boruff, Berthoud, 85; 4. Kyra McDonald, Berthoud, 88; t5. Piper Lasota, Estes Park, 90; t5. Heather Stauter, Holy Family, 90.

Other Holy Family results — t23. Annika Schziger, 113.

Jefferson Academy results — t8. Trinity Stuart, 93; t11. Maya Gordon, 100; 13. Emily Grantham, 103; t21. Ellie Hausmann, 111.

Peak to Peak results — 30. Mai Canales, 123.