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Photo courtesy Tracy Brown This Cedaredge High School golf team made history when senior Lucie Sachova (far left) qualified for this year’s state golf tournament on Oct. 1-2. To the left of Sachova are sophomore Jacen Brown, junior Tristan Campbell, sophomore Aspen Furubotten and assistant coach Greg Perkins.
Photo courtesy Tracy Brown Delta sent these four linksters to Gunnison on Monday, Sept. 17, for regional qualifying at Dos Rios Golf Club. From the left are Ryan Cooper, Atley Harris, Ben Cooper and Rowyn Carmichael. Carmichael won a state qualifying berth with an 80 while Harris had to earn his through a playoff with three other golfers who had identical scores of 88.

Delta, Cedaredge golfers make state

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Cedaredge and Delta High Schools took part in last week's Dos Rios Invitational in Gunnison.

Cedaredge High School has played its season schedule with two female golfers on the 2018 roster. Last week's Gunnison Invitational varsity roster for the Bruins included Jacen Brown (111), Lucie Sachova (98-individual titlist for Cedaredge), Brisen Harris (125), Aspen Furubotten (113) and Ian Anderson (114).

The Bruins' four-person team for this week's regional qualifying round in Gunnison included Brown, Sachova, Furubotten and Tristan Campbell.

Members of Delta's qualifying golf team included Ryan Cooper, Atley Harris, Rowyn Carmichael, Grant Freed and Ben Cooper.

Delta finished with a team score of 243 and placed second behind Aspen in last week's Gunnison Invitational. Individual scores for the Panthers were Ryan Cooper 79, Harris 80, Carmichael 84, Freed 99 and Ben Cooper 100. Qualifiers for regional competition were Harris, Carmichael, Ryan and Ben Cooper.

Only two teams move on from the qualifying round in Gunnison and a total of 13 individuals (beyond those two teams) with the lowest totals will also move on to state.

Following a late-afternoon playoff the 13-player list of qualifiers was finalized. For the first time in Cedaredge golf history a girl made the cut and is on her way to this year's state golf championships. Lucie Sachova, a foreign exchange student from the Czech Republic, won a playoff to earn the 13th spot.

Via text messaging, Sachova was asked how she felt about landing a berth at state. "It's amazing because I'm playing against a lot of boys." The next question for Sachova was whether or not she believed she would make the cut. "No, because the boys are so good here."

According to Sachova, this was her fifth year playing in tournaments. Sachova's golfing experience began in the Czech Republic.

Two more players were assured berths in this year's state tournament. Both golfers are from Delta with Rowyn Carmichael making the cut with an 80 at regional play in Gunnison (Dos Rios) and Atley Harris (88) the Panthers' second state-bound player.

Cedaredge is coached by Erik Hansen and Delta's coach is Steve Reiher.

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