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Next on the tee: 4A tournament

By Neil H. Devlin, Mullen Sports Information Director
Mullen set to go after 4A Colorado honors on Monday-Tuesday at CommonGround G.C. in Aurora; Choi and Zingler are medalist threats.
Mullen has been building to this point of the girls golf season.

They will find out if it continues on Monday and Tuesday, when they will compete in the Class 4A tournament to be held at CommonGround Golf Course in Aurora.

“Momentum? Definitely, yeah,” Mustangs head coach Kate Walker said of her four-member group that has qualified.

With a steady showing throughout 2021 in the new Season D that began late because of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the Mustangs’ Sofia Choi and Kaitlin Zingler finished first and second, respectively, in the 5A-based Centennial League during the regular season.

Choi, a junior, also finished 4A state runner-up in 2019 (there was no season in 2020) and said she is quite familiar with CommonGround. And Zingler, a sophomore in her first schoolgirl season, fired a 5-under-par 67 at Aurora Hills G.C. in a league tournament, the same day Choi shot 69.

Those two should contend with the likes of Holy Family’s Jessica Mason for individual medalist.

As for the team chase, three scores will be required, so the Mustangs also are counting on Hannah Giacomin and Elle Deorio.

Including Mullen there are representatives from 40 schools.

Air Academy, Battle Mountain, Canon City, Centaurus, Cheyenne Mountain, Conifer, Coronado, Dakota Ridge, D’Evelyn, Denver North, Denver South, Discovery Canyon, Durango, Eagle Valley, Erie, Evergreen, Fort Morgan, Frederick, Holy Family, Lewis-Palmer, Littleton, Longmont, Mead, Mesa Ridge, Montrose, Mountain View, Niwot, Pomona, Ponderosa, Pueblo County, Pueblo South, Pueblo West, Rifle, Riverdale Ridge, Standley Lake, Steamboat Springs, The Classical Academy, George Washington and Windsor are havew full squads or individuals in the field.

The format is stroke play over 36 holes with medalist and team honors.

Tee times for Mullen on Monday:

Elle Deorio, No. 1 tee, 7:39 a.m.

Hannah Giacomin, No. 1 tee, 7:48 a.m.

Kaitlin Zingler, No. 1 tee, 8:06 a.m.

Sofia Choi, No. 1 tee, 8:15 a.m.