All-state 4A boys golf teams announced; 4 Crimson Cliffs players make 1st team

Crimson Cliffs golfers with runner-up trophy at state 4A championship. L-R: Sean Felts, Boston Bracken, Cruz Kirchhausen, Zach Felts, Lincoln Markham, Preston Heward and head coach Cody Felts, Smithfield, Utah, Oct. 7, 2021 | Photo courtesy of Crimson Cliffs Athletics, St. George News

ST. GEORGE — In the recently announced high school all-state 4A boys golf teams, Crimson Cliffs saw its top four golfers all make the first team. The top golfers of three other Region 10 schools also made the list of 11 first-team honorees.

Crimson Cliffs golfer Boston Bracken tees off at Sunbrook, St. George, Utah, Aug. 19, 2021 | File photo courtesy of Cody Felts, St. George News

“I’m really proud of how our boys played this season and pulled for each other as a team in an individual sport,” said Crimson Cliffs head coach Cody Felts. “They worked so hard and were committed to improving every week.”

Crimson Cliffs won every Region 10 match this season, but ultimately took second in state, as Ridgeline edged the Mustangs in a playoff hole on the second day of the tournament; the two teams had finished in a tie after 36 holes of play.

Ridgeline junior Zach Skinner was named 4A’s top individual medalist. He edged Crimson Cliffs sophomore Boston Bracken by two strokes at state, 139-141.

“To have four boys on the all-state first team is a great honor and I’m happy to see them be recognized for their dedication and hard work,” Felts added. “This has been a fun group of kids this season and we are looking forward to getting back out there and competing next year.”

The 4A all-state teams, as determined by the PGA’s Utah section, are listed below, along with the players receiving honorable mention. To see the various honorees from other classifications and from previous years, visit the PGA Utah’s website.

4A boys golf all-state teams, fall 2021

First team all-state

  • Zach Skinner, Ridgeline.
  • Sam Ballingham, Green Canyon.
  • Boston Bracken, Crimson Cliffs.
  • Boston Dixon, Desert Hills.
  • Zach Felts, Crimson Cliffs.
  • Hayden Howell, Sky View.
  • Beckham Johansen, Ridgeline.
  • Cruz Kirchhausen, Crimson Cliffs.
  • Lincoln Markham, Crimson Cliffs.
  • Jax McMurdie, Dixie.
  • Michael Stirland, Hurricane.

Second team all-state

  • Braden Alder, Sky View.
  • Braylon Bingham, Cedar.
  • Noah Christensen, Desert Hills.
  • Fletcher Hamblin, Ridgeline.
  • Preston Heward, Crimson Cliffs.
  • Kaden Koch, Pine View.
  • Cooper Milne, Pine View.
  • Abe Olson, Green Canyon.
  • Brandon Roundy, Pine View.
  • Brock Roundy, Pine View.

Honorable mention

  • Luke Barnes, Cedar.
  • Ryker Bennett, Bear River.
  • Jace Fillmor, Desert Hills.
  • Dillan Karren, Sky View.
  • Ethan McKay, Sky View.
  • Statten McMurdie, Dixie.
  • Isaac Petersen, Ridgeline.
  • Brock Porter, Desert Hills.
  • Matthew Robb, Cedar.
  • Carson Shakespear, Green Canyon.

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