The Colorado team dropped one spot in the standings, but still posted its fourth top-six finish in the last six years at the Junior America's Cup.
The squad representing the CGA tied for sixth Thursday out of 18 teams in the JAC, which features representatives from the western U.S., Canada and Mexico. A year ago, the Coloradans matched their best showing ever by placing third.
With its top three individual scores counting toward the team total, Colorado posted a 7-over-par 223 total on Thursday at Guadalajara Country Club in Mexico. That left the CGA squad at 6-over 654 overall, tied with Hawaii for the sixth spot. The four Colorado players went eagle, birdie, birdie, birdie on the final hole Thursday.
Washington (639) claimed the team title by one over San Diego.
Individually, Cole Krantz of Windsor led the Coloradans, making birdies on his last three holes and finishing 17th at 1-over-par 217. Davis Bryant of Aurora (218) closed with a birdie and was 21st, while Jackson Solem of Longmont (220) did likewise and was 30th. Daniel Pearson of Longmont (224) made eagle on the 18th Thurday and placed 45th. (Bryant is pictured above hitting a bunker shot under the watchful eyes of captain Dustin Jensen from the CGA.)
Here are the round-by-round scores for the Coloradans:
6. Colorado 218-213-223--654
17. Cole Krantz of Windsor 73-71-73--217
21. Davis Bryant of Aurora 72-71-75--218
30. Jackson Solem of Longmont 74-71-75--220
45. Daniel Pearson of Longmont 73-74-77--224