Coloradan Lagrimas, Kansan McCrary claim titles in 2020 JGAC Tour opener
By Gary Baines – 6/3/2020
It had been almost eight months since the last Junior Golf Alliance of Colorado Tour event had been played, so this week’s tournament at the Broadlands Golf Course in Broomfield was a welcome change of pace for the participants.
It was particularly so for Wednesday’s winners of the 36-hole event.
Fifteen-year-old Gisella Lagrimas of Castle Rock and Ian McCrary, a JGAC member from Overland Park, Kan., claimed the girls and boys titles, respectively.
In the girls tournament, which featured a 28-player field, Lagrimas eagled her 14th hole on Wednesday and won by five strokes despite a double bogey on her final hole. It was her first JGAC Tour victory.
Lagrimas went 76-73 for a 5-over-par 149 total.
Tying for second on Wednesday — at 154 — were two players who will be going to NCAA Division I programs in the fall: Marie Jordaan of Greenwood Village (Santa Clara) and Meghan Vogt of Broomfield (Wyoming). Vogt closed with a 78 and Jordaan with a 79.
On the boys side, McCrary, making his JGAC debut, posted rounds of 72-69 for a 3-under-par 141 total, which was good for a three-stroke victory. He went birdie-eagle on holes 14 and 15 — his fifth and sixth holes of the day on Wednesday — to go along with a birdie and a bogey on his back nine. He carded four birdies on four bogeys in round 1.
Three players tied for second place at even-par 144 in the 60-player boys field, including good friends Max Lange of Golden and Hunter Swanson of Denver, along with Owen Cornmesser of Fort Collins. All three runners-up went 74-70.