Wrapping Up Colorado Qualifying

23 additional Colorado girls qualify for Optimist Junior Golf Championship

By Gary Baines – 06/19/2019

Colorado-based qualifying for next month’s Optimist Junior Golf Championship concluded on Wednesday with 23 more Coloradans advancing to the event that will be held at Trump National Doral in Miami.

Wednesday’s qualifying was conducted at Meadow Hills Golf Course in Aurora with three girls age divisions competing: 15-18, 13-14 and 10-12.

Emma Bryant of Aurora, a former champion in the 5A girls state high school tournament and the Colorado Junior Match Play, shared medalist honors in the 15-18 competition at 3-over-par 73 with Kaylee Chen of Greenwood Village.

Medalists in the other age divisions were Timbre Shehee of Mead (5-over-par 75 in 13-14) and two-time Drive, Chip & Putt national finalist Caitlyn Chin of Greenwood Village (3-over 73 in 10-12).

For results from earlier Optimist qualifying tournaments in Colorado, CLICK HERE or CLICK HERE.

The Optimist Junior Golf Championship is held in three phases in Miami:

— July 16-21 for boys 10-11, boys 12-13 and girls 10-12

— July 21-26 for boys 14-15 and girls 13-14

— July 26-31 for boys 16-18 and girls 15-18

Here are the qualifiers from Wednesday at Meadow Hills:

Girls 15-18

Emma Bryant, Aurora 73

Kaylee Chen, Greenwood Village 73

Rachel Penzenstadler, Centennial 75

Ashley Kozlowski, Littleton 76

Aubri Braecklein, Northglenn 77

Anju Ogi, Arvada 77

Jessica Zapf, Windsor 77

Kylie Severin, Aurora 79

Merielle Gojo, Cherry Hills Village 79

Meghan Vogt, Broomfield 79

Grace Young, Highlands Ranch 79

Girls 13-14

Timbre Shehee, Mead 75

Kaitlin Zingler, Lakewood 81

Abigail Aeschleman, Highlands Ranch 82

Girls 10-12

Caitlyn Chin, Greenwood Village 73

Alexandra Remaklus, Commerce City 74

Alena Kasanicky, Longmont 81

Addison Hines, Arvada 82

Ellie Barry, Fort Collins 82

Maddie Makino, Parker 82

Ashleigh Wilson, Highlands Ranch 83

Kaitlyn Grommeck, Parker 84

Sophia Capua, Aurora 85