Pirates place second in IML tournament, Severs ready for state action

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The Pagosa Springs High School golf team wrapped up its season Tuesday with a second-place finish in the Intermountain League tournament in South Fork.

Now, only Owen Severs is left playing for the team, with the Pirate junior qualifying for next week’s state tournament in Eagle.

“I think he has a chance to play well, I really do,” coach Mark Faber said. “He could go up there and have some of his best rounds of the season.”

At the regional tournament in Colorado City, Severs shot a 95, landing him 16th at the 3A Southern Region tournament and under the 97-stroke qualifying score needed to advance to the state tournament.

“He really, really worked hard this year and it payed off,” Faber said following the regional tournament, adding, “That’s really good to see.”

After a practice round Sunday afternoon, Severs will take part in the state tournament Monday and Tuesday, Oct. 5 and 6. He is set to start on the 10th hole.

Severs, along with several teammates, took part in the IML tournament Tuesday in South Fork for the team’s final tournament of the season.

Pagosa finished second behind Alamosa, who also took the top team spot at the previous week’s regional tournament, and ahead of Monte Vista.

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