Here’s how other Pikes Peak region top golfers did on Friday:
Air Academy’s Kelsey McKenna looked unreal at times. The sophomore sensation, who finished 16th at state last year, looped a picture-perfect pitch feet from the hole to set herself up for an eagle on par-5 No. 14.
She finished tied for fifth on the leaderboard with a score of 82.
“My goal is to win (state) eventually,” said McKenna, who has already won two invites this season. “I feel like I’ve improved so much and I can get there. I’d like top 10 or a top-five finish this year.”
Pine Creek’s Mary Kate Nelson finished sixth with a score of 82. To no fault of her own, the Navy-golf commit finished her round in 7 ½ hours.
“That’s exhausting to be out there that long,” said Nelson, who carded four birdies on the day. “When you have some girls not knowing this course, or ready for it, it can be rough. You have to wait and wait for them — so it puts everyone off a bit. That’s probably why nobody shot in the 70s.”
Brent W. New, The Gazette
Twitter: @brentwnew @gazettepreps