Very Optimist-ic

11 more Coloradans headed to national Optimist Junior Golf Championship after qualifying at Flatirons GC

By Gary Baines – 6/10/2021

Eleven additional Coloradans qualified on Thursday at Flatirons Golf Course in Boulder for the national Optimist Junior Golf Championship that will be held next month in Miami.

The 11 are added to the 27 Colorado junior golfers who advanced last week to the Optimist event.

Friday’s four co-medalists in the boys 16-18 qualifier, all of whom shot 1-over-par 71, were Max Lange of Golden, Traejan Andrews of Greeley, Bielly Phasay of Commerce City and Mathieu Zerwin of Lafayette. 

All told, 106 players were in the field at Flatirons.

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 the Optimist qualifiers Thursday:

Boys 16-18 (At Par-70 Flatirons GC)

Max Lange, Golden 71

Traejan Andrews, Greeley 71

Bielly Phasay, Commerce City 71

Mathieu Zerwin, Lafayette 71

Charlie Flaxbeard, Greenwood Village 72

Ryan Peragallo, Highlands Ranch 72

Johnny Williams, Parker 72

Colin Young, Highlands Ranch 73

Chandler Levy, Boulder 74

Dylan Everett, Highlands Ranch 74

Liam Wood, Aurora 74

For all the scores from Thursday, CLICK HERE.

More Colorado-based Optimist qualifying tournaments are set for June 18 (girls 10-12, 13-14 and 15-18 at Overland Park Golf Course in Denver).