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21 more Coloradans qualify for Optimist International Junior Golf

By Gary Baines 6/18/2021

The final set of Colorado-based qualifying tournaments for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship were held Friday at Overland Park Golf Course in Denver, with 21 more Coloradans earning spots in next month’s events in Miami.

That’s added to the 38 Colorado junior golfers who previously qualified for the Optimist: 

June 10 at Flatirons GC

June 4 at Flatirons GC 

The medalists on Friday at Overland Park were Olivia Steen of Fort Collins (71 in girls 15-18), Isabella Eide of Highlands Ranch (75 in girls 13-14) and Sophia Lee of Centennial (78 in girls 10-12.

The Optimist Junior tournaments are held in three phases in July in Miami: 

— July 14-19: Boys 10-11 and 12-13 and girls 10-12

— July 19-24: Boys 14-15 and girls 13-14

— July 24-29: Boys 16-18 and girls 15-18

Here are all the Optimist qualifiers from Friday:

Girls 10-12 Qualifiers

Sophia Lee, Centennial 78

Addison Hines, Arvada 80

Maddie Makino, Parker 81

Jadie Wilson, Parker 85

Taylor Wilson, Highlands Ranch 88

Landry Frost, Colorado Springs 89

Ella Scott, Castle Rock 90

Claire Jeon, Centennial 94

Girls 13-14 Qualifiers

Isabella Eide, Highlands Ranch 75

Kyndra Johnson, Salida 80

Ashleigh Wilson, Highlands Ranch 81

Sophia Capua, Aurora 82

Zoe Bar-Or, Greenwood Village 83

Brenna Higgins, Centennial 83

Girls 15-18 Qualifiers

Olivia Steen, Fort Collins 71

Timbre Shehee, Mead 75

Katelyn Lehigh, Loveland 79

Kaitlyn Park, Colorado Springs 80

Anju Ogi, Arvada 80

Kylee Hughes, Hughes 80

Elan Fleetwood, Parker 85