Montrose, Rock Canyon and Montezuma-Cortez won regional boys golf championships on Wednesday.

This follows three regionals held on Tuesday, and six on Monday.

A final regional will be held Thursday.

Recaps of each regional is below.

4A Region 4

(Courtesy of Ty Jennings)

For the fourth-straight year, Montrose has won the 4A Region 4 tournament. They finished with a team score of 223 (3-over). Mullen was second at 238. Summit and Conifer were tied for third  third at 250. Palisade was fourth at 251.

“Great win for the team,” Montrose coach Dave Woodruff said. “Looking forward to state.”

For the second year in a row, Micah Stangebye and Jordan Jennings tied for first at even par. Stangebye won the playoff after one hole which made him a four-time regional champion.

“Today I hit the driver pretty well,” Strangebye said. “The pin placements were very tough on the greens. It is really great to say I’ve won the regionals as a team and individually four years in a row. Now on to state.”

Said Jennings: “I didn’t play my best today, but hung in there. Most excited about the team. We have more more goal to reach. I’m super excited for Micah to be a four time regional champ is awesome.”

Their Montrose teammate, Ryan Lords, tied for third along with Rhett Johnson of Mullen and Hunter Swanson of Northfield at 3-over.

“I putted good today, but just hit a few that put me behind a little bit,” Ryan Lords said. “It is a great accomplishment to win regionals four times in a row.”

— Tom Hoganson

5A Western Regional

Rock Canyon won the region, held at Gold Course, by finishing at 3-over. Fairview (+6) was second, and Valor Christian (+17) placed third.

The Jaguars were paced by Nick Fallin, who won the region after finishing his round tied at 2-under with Fairview’s Ryder Heuston and winning in a playoff. Rock Canyon also had Finn Olson (+2) place fifth, and Beck Duncan (+3) tie for sixth.

Legacy’s Trenton Homchanh placed third individually at even, and Prairie View’s Jeff Nelson (+1) was fourth.

3A Region 4

Montezuma-Cortez captured the region, held at Aspen Golf Club, with a team score of 23-over. Host Aspen was second at 25-over, Basalt (+44) was third, Delta (+46) was fourth, and Gunnison (+60) placed fifth.

The Panthers had the top two individual finishers, with Blake Keetch claiming top individual honors at 2-over, and Thayer Plewe (+3) placing second.

Delta’s Atley Harris (+4) was third, and Aspen teammates Nic Pevny and Jack Pevny tied for fourth at 5-over.


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