Weather moved in once again late this week, resulting in a few girls golf tournaments on Thursday to be postponed. A couple more events were likely to meet that fate on Friday, as well.

Yet, that didn’t put much of a damper on the week in its entirety, as a number of players were able to put their names in the Mega Bonus pool with spectacular rounds throughout the state. Holy Family made a move as a team early on as it prepares to host a huge invitational in the coming weeks, while Aspen also fared well collectively at two different events.

The Big Kahuna

Apologies to the invitationals that brought together multiple teams from different leagues, but Monday’s Continental League meet No. 4 brought the best out of some of Class 5A and 4A’s top state contenders. The 11-team tournament at Saddle Rock was won by Rock Canyon (323), followed by Mountain Vista (331) and Chaparral (336) in second and third place. The Jaguars’ Ashleigh Wilson went under par yet again (more on that below), but six players shot in the 70s and 10 went 82 or better. The list includes Brooke Hudson (Chaparral, even-par 72); Audrey Whitmore (Regis, 73); Shae Maiorana (Mountain Vista, 76); Lilie Cohen (Chaparral, 77); and Shelby McCord (Castle View, 78).


Aspen’s Lenna Persson came out on top of a tight, three-player battle for medalist honors at River Valley Ranch on Wednesday, winning the Glenwood Demons RVR Championship with a 76.

Durango’s Dylan Livingston and Ellie White had a good week, as each of them placed top-five in two events dominated largely by New Mexico’s Piedra Vista High School. Livingston shot 82 and 83, respectively, at Hillcrest and Conquistador, while White carded rounds of 79 and 85.

Northfield’s Makaela Swanson found herself at the top of the leaderboard Monday at a well-rounded Denver City League Invitational, which included more than 20 teams. Swanson’s 2-over 73 at City Park helped Northfield conquer the field.

Addison Dorsey, of Manitou Springs, was even through 15 holes at Kissing Camels before a rough end to her round, but it was a winning round of 75 nonetheless at the Coronado Cougar Classic on Monday. The freshman competes at 3A, but held off some of the best 5A and 4A players in Colorado Springs in her second win of the year.

Pueblo Central junior Sophia Contreras was 2-over through nine holes at the Pueblo West Lady Cyclone Invite on Monday at Desert Hawk at Pueblo West, eventually winning the 65-player tournament with an 80.

Timnath freshman CheyAnne Schrick (74) was one of three players in the 70s at the Sterling Invite at Northeastern 18 on Monday, but it was Resurrection Christian that won the team title by 20 strokes. The Cougars’ Avery Stockslager shot 76.

Hunting the Mega Bonus

(No Laying Up)

Ashleigh Wilson’s Monday round at Saddle Rock had plenty of drama, as she posted a pair of eagles and went under par four straight holes before finishing at 1-under 71. A rare triple for her, on the par-3 fifth, prevented an even more sparkling finish.

Holy Family sophomore Steffi Heitz made birdie on her first hole at Saddleback (No. 5 on the course) and never looked back during a league meet on Monday, finishing at 1-under 71 with a flawless, bogey-free round.

Salida’s Kyndra Johnson was on fire from the start at La Junta Golf Club last week, making eagle on her third hole of the day and eventually adding three more birdies for a 1-under 69 and a win at the Swink Invite.