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:

Boys 11-13

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

Girls 11-13

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

Girls 14-18

Marley Moncada, Tucson, AZ 75-84–159 

Paige Hoffman, West Des Moines, IA 77-84–161 

Katelyn Lehigh, Loveland 78-83–161

Boys 14-15

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

Boys 16-18

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).