|20 teams compete at Ballyneal|
|Written by Holyoke Enterprise|
Twenty teams competed in the 2009 Ballyneal High School Invitational on HHS’s first day of school, Tuesday, Aug. 18.
Wyndham Clark was four under par for the day, turning in a 67 to win the tournament. Clark competes for Valor Christian, a 4A school in Highlands Ranch.
John Ahern of D’Evelyn and Clay Labrec of Mountain Range both carded 74’s to take second, and Sam Phillips of D’Evelyn shot a 75 for third place.
Valor Christian won the Tuesday tournament with a team score of 229, followed by Regis Jesuit 237 and Mountain Range 238.
Holyoke’s Team A turned in a 285, led by Keaton Arkulari’s 87, Duncan Brandt 96, Geoffrey Mattson 102 and Kyle Pierce 109.
Team B for HHS scored 307 with Coleton Spitz shooting a 101, Chris Bieber and Deyten Klein 103’s and Brian DeBoer 107.
Following the top three teams, other participants, listed in order of placing, were: Fairview, D’Evelyn, Colorado Academy, Yuma, Cherry Creek, Brush, Evergreen, Golden, Grandview, Holyoke A, Burlington, Greeley Central, Holyoke B, Fleming, Vail Mountain, Bennett and Sterling.
Coach Garrett Gordon said there was a lot of great golf played Tuesday, giving the participants a whole new golf experience.
Arkulari turned in the best score again in Yuma, Monday, Aug. 24 shooting an 81. Mattson carded an 86 with Brandt turning in a 91. The scores were good enough for a team score of 258 and seventh place. They were just five shots out of fourth place. Spitz rounded out scoring with a 92.
Holyoke also sent a JV team to participate in the JV tournament in Yuma. Led by Klein who took second place with an 87, the team won with a 284. Bieber carded a 98, Caleb Kafka, 99 and Brent Vasa, 101.
Holyoke will travel to Jefferson Academy, Aug. 27 and Thursday, Sept. 3 the Dragons travel to Westminster and play at Riverdale Dunes.