|Klein qualifies for state|
|Written by Chris Lee|
Four HHS golfers traveled to Boulder Country Club Thursday, Sept. 20 to participate in the Class 3A Northern Regional golf tournament.
HHS senior Deyten Klein shot an 82 to secure his place in the 84-player state championship field.
The Class 3A state golf championship will be played at Pinehurst Country Club in Denver Monday-Tuesday, Oct. 1-2.
Coach Garrett Gordon said he was proud of how Klein’s hard work paid off for him at the regional tournament.
Klein said he kept his composure and turned in a good round at the regional tournament.
He is looking forward to his first state appearance. “I hope to turn in two solid rounds,” Klein said. Keeping to his game will be important and he hopes he, “won’t do too much,” to throw his game off.
HHS golfers competing at the Class 3A Northern Regional golf tournament in Boulder last Thursday are pictured from left, Deyten Klein, Keaton Arkulari, coach Garrett Gordon, Gage Garnas and Kody Timm.
Holyoke placed fifth at the regional tournament as a team. Gage Garnas earned an alternate position after carding an 85 for the Dragons. Keaton Arkulari turned in rounds of 54-38. His first nine was a little rough but he settled down to shoot a 92. Kody Timm was the fourth and final golfer for Holyoke who came in with a 112.
“The boys made a good appearance at regionals,” Gordon said.
Klein will tee off at 9:24 a.m. Monday morning. He will be playing with Bryce Needens of Brush and Harrison Alonzo of Vail Mountain HS. Gordon said Klein and Needens are good friends who are comfortable playing together. The two have golfed side by side for three years. Gordon said Klein and Needens were paired together at the regional tournament where they both turned in the same score.
The HHS golf team will lose Klein and Arkulari to graduation but Gordon is excited with the younger players on the team and the work ethic they have put forward. He said they will continue to work hard and should field another good team next year.
Team locks up league title
Holyoke traveled to Brush Monday, Sept. 24 for the fourth and final league tournament of the season. The Dragons took second place which secured the league title.
Earlier this season, coaches for Holyoke, Yuma, Burlington and Brush came together to form a league between the four teams. A tournament was held in each town between the four schools.
Holyoke won three of the four tournaments. Placing second Monday guaranteed them the league title.
Results from Monday’s match were unavailable as of press time. Complete league standings will appear in a future edition of the Enterprise.
Holyoke Enterprise September 27, 2012