GOLDEN – Columbine's Michael Tait was the top local finisher at the 5A boys golf state championships Oct. 1-2, tying for 20th with a 15-over-par 157 after back-to-back rounds of 79 and 78 at Rolling Hills Country Club.
Douglas County's Kyler Dunkle, who carded a 1-under 70 on Day 2, won the state championship by one stroke over Legacy’s Eric Chen and Regis Jesuit's Spencer Painton.
Other local finishers included Columbine's Billy Ramsey, who tied for 34th after a two-day total of 19-over 161, and teammate Greg Shelton, who tied for 38th after a 21-over 163. Chatfield's Andrew Metanias and Riley Eichler tied for 65th with a 34-over 176, while Columbine's Logan Smith and Dakota Ridge's Paul Fox were one stroke back at 35-over 177.
Columbine finished eighth out of 14 teams for the team title with a 54-over-par 480. Regis Jesuit won the state championship with a 20-over 446, beating 5A Jeffco League champion Ralston Valley by eight strokes.
For more on the 5A state championship, check out next week's Columbine Courier.