Pueblo West and Noah Wagner finished second in the 4A Boys Golf Championship

Despite the wet and cloudy conditions at Walking Stick Golf on Thursday, the pueblo athletes put in some outstanding performances during the 2022 CHSAA 4A Boys Golf Region 1.

It was Pueblo West High School leading the field locally, which took second place individually in the tournament, and also placed second as a team.

The Cyclones will qualify all four of the top golfers for the state championship after Thursday’s close. The team achieved the final score of 237, with only two strokes from Falcon High School taking first, and golfer Noah Wagner finishing second overall behind Falcon’s Reese Knox.

Wagner, Knox and Zane Aiken of Ponderosa ended a three-way tie after 18 holes and had to compete in a playoff to determine the overall winner.

Pueblo County's Nico Cosito watches his ball as it approaches the hole in the 13th green during the District 1 Category 4A boys' golf tournament at Walking Stick on Thursday, September 22, 2022.

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After the first extra hole, Wagner and Knox were kept tied up and forced to play a second hole to determine the victor. In the end, Knox took first place over Wagner’s Eagle over a Wagner’s bird, hitting it with one blow.

“The course was definitely playing tough today,” Wagner said. “It was windy up there with a slight breeze all day and the pins were rough. I kind of got a slow start with a plus one in the ninth lead and then ended up turning it over and playing well. I just had a hard finish but I mean that’s the way it goes. The game, that’s golf.”

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