Boys Golf: With good reason, Aurora golfers aim high in 2017 – Colorado News

Boys Golf: With good reason, Aurora golfers aim high in 2017 – Colorado News

Eaglecrest star Davis Bryant has placed higher every single year at the Class 5A boys state golf tournament and an improvement this season would mean a 5A state championship. Bryant, last season’s runner-up, comes into the 2017 season on a roll after three consecutive national tournaments that have helped him hone his game. (Photo by Gabriel Christus/Aurora Sentinel)

News that the Class 5A boys state golf tournament would be in town at CommonGround Golf Course was well received around Aurora, which could be the hub of boys golf for the entire 2017 season.

Between two-time defending state champion Regis Jesuit and Eaglecrest senior Davis Bryant, Aurora programs have the ability to sweep team and individual titles when the quick-moving season comes to a conclusion Oct. 2-3 with the 5A state tournament contested on home soil.

Longtime Raiders coach Craig Rogers has back half of his state-winning team from last season in seniors Cal McCoy and Drew Anderson, who hope to lead the program to what would be its seventh state championship in the past eight years.

“I like our odds; we have a lot of sophomores who have stepped up and some seniors who have been getting better,” McCoy said. “If we just stay focused throughout the year, I think we have a good shot.”

McCoy knows how to get it done as he’s been part of Regis Jesuit’s state-winning team in each of the past two years and comes in with a game that’s better than ever. He comes into the season after representing Colorado at the Junior America’s Cup and a berth in the Junior PGA Championship tournament.

Anderson helped boost the Raiders in his first state appearance with a sixth-place finish, bolstered…

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