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UNC’s Jack Castiglia in running for Mark Simpson title a week after winning at Fort Collins CC; CU’s Adam Matteson and Coloradan Tyler Severin also share fifth place; DU’s Anna Krekling tied for lead at Red Sky tournament

By Gary Baines – 9/27/2021

Lakewood resident Jack Castigilia, the University of Northern Colorado golfer who won the Ram Masters Invitational at Fort Collins Country Club last week, is in the hunt for another college title in-state.

Castiglia posted back-to-back rounds of 67 on Monday and shares fifth place out of 99 players after 36 holes of the Mark Simpson Colorado Invitational at Colorado National Golf Club in Erie. 

Castiglia’s 10-under-par 134 total leaves him three strokes behind leader Max Charles of Boise State going into Tuesday’s final round. Castiglia made 13 birdies and three bogeys on Monday.

Also tied for fifth at 10 under are Tyler Severin of Johnstown (65-69), a junior at the University of Wyoming; and Adam Matteson from the host University of Colorado (68-66). Carson Griggs from the University of Denver shares 10th place at 135 (68-67).

In the team standings, while Boise State leads the way at 45 under par, CU is sixth at 20 under, DU 10th at 14 under, UNC 13th at 1 under and Air Force 17th at 34 over par. 

CU has won or shared the title for seven straight years — and eighth times overall — at the Simpson Invite. (The Buffs technically tied for the championship in 2017, though Utah won a team playoff.)

For all the scores from Colorado National, CLICK HERE.

Meanwhile, at the Golfweek Red Sky Classic at the Fazio Course at Red Sky Golf Club in Wolcott,  Anna Krekling of the University of Denver shares the individual lead after Monday’s opening round of the 54-hole event.

Krekling and BYU’s Kerstin Fotu posted 6-under-par 66s on a day that 36 players broke par. Krekling carded eight birdies and two bogeys on Monday.

Also in the top 10 individually out of the 105-player field was Lauren Gooding from the University of Colorado, who shares fifth place at 68.

Team-wise, DU and CU are tied for fourth place out of 20 teams after posting shooting 5-under-par 283 totals.

The tournament will continue through Wednesday. 

For all the scores from Red Sky, CLICK HERE.