13 junior golfers from Colorado qualify at GVR for 2020 Optimist International
By Gary Baines – 10/23/2019
Thirteen Coloradans were among the 21 players who qualified over the weekend for the 2020 Optimist International Junior Golf Championships, which will be held in July at Trump National Doral Resort in Miami.
The 36-hole Optimist Junior Golf Tour event that produced the qualifiers was held at Green Valley Ranch Golf Club in northeast Denver.
The tournament was open to junior golfers from around the country, and eight players from outside of Colorado qualified for the 2020 Optimist.
Qualifying medalists at GVR were Tyler Tyson of Arvada (boys 16-18), Carson Bertagnole of Casper, Wyo. (boys 11-13), Rylee Salome of Los Lunas, N.M. (girls 11-13), Marley Moncada of Tucson, Ariz. (girls 14-18) and Camden Braidech of Scottsdale, Ariz. (boys 14-15).
Here are all the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship qualifiers from GVR:
Carson Bertagnole, Casper, WY 72-80–152
Roland Thornton, Aurora 76-87–163
Dylan Ford, Sonora, TX 78-86–164
Nathan Kim, Castle Pines 76-90–166
Austin Barry, Fort Collins 82-85–16
Rylee Salome, Los Lunas, NM 77-83–160
Brooke Hudson, Parke 84-87–171
Logan Hale, Eagle 84-88–172
Addison Hines, Arvada 86-97–183
Madeline Bante, Englewood 93-96–18
Marley Moncada, Tucson, AZ 75-84–159
Paige Hoffman, West Des Moines, IA 77-84–161
Katelyn Lehigh, Loveland 78-83–161
Camden Braidech, Scottsdale, AZ 74-75–149
Jake Chesler, Firestone 78-83–161
Jacob Gilbert, Watkins 78-83–161
Maxwell Lange, Golden 78-83–161
Wesley Erling, Colorado Springs 78-87–16
Tyler Tyson, Arvada 72-80–152
Ian Mccrary, Overland Park, KS 75-80–155
Caden Bertagnole, Casper, WY 78-78–156
In June, additional Optimist qualifying tournaments — in this case for the Colorado-Wyoming District — will be held in Colorado.
The dates for the Optimist International Junior Golf Championship in Miami are July 11-16 (boys 10-11, boys 12-13 and girls 10-12); July 16-21 (boys 14-15 and girls 13-14); and July 21-26 (boys 16-18 and girls 15-18).