Reds golf team finishes their season in top 10

Golfers had an in-fore-gettable season


Aubrey Ledall, Staff Reporter

This season, the Reds golf team has played to win. Starting out the season in August, the Reds placed 4th in the 6th Annual RCS Boy’s Varsity Chip Challenge at the Highland Meadows Golf Course. Overall they had 235 strokes. Ending the season, on October 4, the Reds took three athletes to state. Out of 84 golfers, Peyton Walker (24) placed 17th, Cache Sanger (23) placed 35th, and Cole Lockey (23) placed 61st. The team ended the tournament with a total of 484 strokes.

The Reds golf season was in full swing at the beginning of August. Golfers were out on the green putting in the work while other students at Eaton were still enjoying their summer. As a team, they participated in a total of 10 tournaments almost a month before school had officially started. The golfers traveled all around (the state) to participate in these 10 tournaments. The Reds played on their home course at the Eaton Invitational tournament on August 19 and then visited Murphy Creek Golf course at the end of the month. On August 31, they played in the Strasburg Invitational tournament. Walker (24) commented about playing and practicing without school, he said, “it was better then in school because we could do it in the morning.”

Progressing through the season, the boys played in another 6 tournaments all over Colorado. The 3A State Golf Championship Tournament was held at Spring Valley Golf Club in Elizabeth and the Reds placed 9th. The fall sports season is always special for athletes, Sanger (23) reflected on the 2021 golf season. He said, “the best part of this season was getting to hang with my teammates and having fun with them all year.” Spending time out on the green builds the golfer’s skills as well as their relationships with each other. Walker (24) also enjoyed spending the season alongside his teammates, he said, “my favorite part of the season has really just been competing in tournaments and being with friends.” The golfers grew close as a team this season since they spent so much time together. Without school in August, athletes spent time with just one another at practices and tournaments. These experiences were the reason why the team has so many memories together from this season. 

The 2022 season holds many opportunities for the Reds. The team will be filled with leaders who intend to “putt” the team in the path of success. Winning tournaments, heading to Regionals, and making it to State could be attainable for the golf team in 2022.