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Sonnenalp team takes First Tee Sportmanship Cup in scorecard playoff


Sonnenalp team takes First Tee Sportmanship Cup in scorecard playoff

By Reid Griebling

June 11, 2010 —  The 2010 First Tee tournament series opened on Monday, June 7, with great weather and a wonderful host in Tom Apple and the staff of Country Club of the Rockies.

The Sportsmanship Cup was up for grabs and teams from courses all over the Vail Valley were vying for victory. The Pro/Junior scramble format gave every player (including the pros) a little time to fine tune their games, as the front 9 of C.C.R. was in great condition.

Team Sonnenalp was victorious as they shot a 3 under 33 to edge the 2009 defending champs from Red Sky Ranch in a scorecard playoff.

Nate Corsbie's Eagle Ranch team finished a respectable third place with a score of 2 under par.

Jared Kirkman from Sonnenalp was the winner of the closest to the pin contest, as he struck a 9 iron to just over 5 feet on his opening hole No. 8.

Overall, a great start to what should be an exciting and competitive golf season for junior golfers of the valley.

Next week players travel to Red Sky Ranch to compete in The Confidence Challenge on Monday, June 14, at 4 p.m.

With a shotgun start, players will play the Norman course; however, all players and coaches will meet at the Fazio clubhouse for rules and introductions.

Until then, keep it in the short grass.

First Tee Sportmanship Cup
Monday, June 7, Country Club of the Rockies

Team - Coach - Score
Sonnenalp - Griebling - 12*
Red Sky - Papadopoulos - 12
Eagle Ranch - Corsbie - 10
Eagle Ranch - Wolfe - 8
Vail - Moore - 6
Cordillera - Tafoya - 6
Eagle Vail - Clark - 6
Cordillera - Myers - 4
Eagle Ranch - Begin - 2
CCR - Aguilar - 2
Gypsum Creek - Hanson - 2

* scorecard playoff winner



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