Steamboat Springs sophomore Erik Sobeck tees off on the No. 10 hole Thursday at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club in Steamboat Springs. Sobeck represented Steamboat Springs High School at the 4A state high school golf championships in Windsor.

Photo by John F. Russell

Steamboat Springs sophomore Erik Sobeck tees off on the No. 10 hole Thursday at Rollingstone Ranch Golf Club in Steamboat Springs. Sobeck represented Steamboat Springs High School at the 4A state high school golf championships in Windsor.

Steamboat's Sobeck finishes strong at state golf

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Leaderboard for 2011 Class 4A Boys Golf Championships

1 Clark Wyndham, Valor Christian, 64

T2 Jack Adolfson, Silver Creek, 68

T2 Dylan Wonnacott, Silver Creek, 68

T4 Nick Reisch, Broomfield, 70

T4 Kyle Peterson, Evergreen, 70

T4 Kolten Kyne, Montrose, 70

T4 Dylan Mitchell,Summit, 70

8 Ryan Burke, Silver Creek, 71

9 Justin Inslee, Centaurus, 72

10 Taylor Rodriquez, Pueblo South, 73

T38 Erik Sobeck, Steamboat, 79

— It was a rough start for golfer Erik Sobeck on the first day of the 2011 Class 4A Boys Golf Championships at Pelican Lakes Golf Club in Windsor on Monday.

But the Steamboat Springs High School sophomore wasn’t about to let a few bad holes, including four bogeys and a double-bogey in his first nine holes, ruin a perfectly good round.

After shooting a 42 on his first nine, Sobeck found his swing down the stretch. He recorded a birdie and and made par on six other holes to score a 37 on his final nine. He finished with a 79 and is tied with four golfers in 38th place.

“It wasn’t nerves," Sobeck said about Monday’s start. “I just had a hard time finding my swing. I just kept swinging away and eventually it came back to me.”

First-round leader Clark Wyndham, of Valor Christian High School, didn’t seem to have any problems finding his swing in the opening round. He finished eight strokes under par at 64 to take a four-stroke lead midway through the state tournament.

He was followed by Jack Adolfson and Dylan Wonnacott, both of Silver Creek High School, in second place at 68. Broomfield’s Nick Reisch is tied for fourth along with Kyle Peterson, of Evergreen, Kolten Kyne, of Montrose and Dylan Mitchell, of Summit High School.

“Erik had kind of a rough start, but he held it together and came back on the final nine holes,” Sailors coach Steve Dodson said. “He is playing well right now and I’m excited to see what he can do in (Tuesday’s) final round.”

Sobeck also is excited to play Tuesday and hopes to improve his score on the final 18 holes of the tournament..

“I didn’t play that well today, but I was able to stick it with it and it turned out alright,” Sobeck said. “Hopefully things will go a little smoother (Tuesday) and we will just have to see what happens.”

To reach John F. Russell, call 970-871-4209 or e-mail jrussell@SteamboatToday.com.

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