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4 Junior World qualifiers from Colorado also advance to Optimist Junior Golf Championship

By Gary Baines – 6/5/2021

Twenty-seven Colorado junior golfers qualified at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder on Friday for the Optimist Junior Golf Championship that will be held next month in Miami.

Four of Friday’s qualifiers also earned spots earlier in the week in another big national junior tournament — the IMG Academy Junior World Championships. The four who doubled up in qualifying this week were Austin Barry of Fort Collins, Kaden Devenport of Fort Collins, Collen Todd of Golden and Hudson Stutzman of Denver.

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 were the Optimist qualifiers Friday at Flatirons:

Boys 14-15 (At Par-70 Flatirons GC in Boulder)

Austin Barry, Fort Collins 68

Will Balliet, Thornton 72

Preston Allen, Pueblo West 73

Spencer Schlagel, Parker 74

Kaden Devenport, Fort Collins 74

Donovan O’Brien, Erie 74

AJ Sweeney, Commerce City 75

Mason Hill, Broomfield 76

Tiki Jaffe, Edwards 76

Jack Carter, Timnath 77

Kyle Shaw, Denver 78

Boys 12-13 (At Par-70 Flatirons GC in Boulder)

Gavin Amella, Castle Rock 72

Clint Summers III, Fort Collins 72

Will Sallee, Loveland 73

Campbell McFadden, Denver 75

Andre Dumonteil, Centennial 76

Collen Todd, Golden 77

Brayden Destefano, Peyton 78

Sean Cary, Erie 78

Boys 10-11 (At Par-70 Flatirons GC in Boulder)

Levi McDowell, Loveland 78

Gage Poulsen, Timnath 79

Hudson Stutzman, Denver 81

Jeffrey Chen, Aurora 82

Grady Anaka, Erie 84

Braylon Ball, Windsor 85

Hudson Rozga, Eagle 88

Luke Armstrong, Castle Rock 88

For all the scores, click on the following: BOYS 14-15, BOYS 12-13, BOYS 10-11

More Optimist qualifiers are planned for Thursday (boys 16-18 at Flatirons) and June 18 (girls 10-12, 13-14 and 15-18 at Overland Park).