For her, great performances are par for the course

Katie Berrian consistent during season, named girls golfer of year

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Katie Berrian didn’t get herself in too much trouble on the golf course this season to test her mental toughness.

In fact Berrian, the Regis Jesuit junior who lives in Castle Pines, had an exceptional season and has been selected as the 2019 Colorado Community Media Girls Golfer of the Year.

“I think I had a great season,” said Berrian who is also a competitive dancer and spends 15 hours a week fine tuning her dancing skills. “I worked real hard on my mental game. I matured and that helped.

“It went really well mentally and physically this season. To succeed with the mental game is tough. It is so easy to get caught up in the bad things.”

Berrian won six of the nine high school tournaments she played this season, finished second once, tied for third and tied for fifth once. Her combined scores for the nine events was 1-over-par. She averaged just over 72 a round.

She won the Class 5A West regional tournament with a 4-under par 67 at Tiara Rado golf course in Grand Junction. She birdied four of the final five holes she played. Loveland’s Lauren Lehigh, who won her second straight 5A state championship on May 20, was second at the regional with a 68.

Berrian had a 1-over-par 73 on the first day of the Class 5A state tournament held on a wintry day at Harmony golf course in Tinmath. The second round of the tournament was called off after snow covered the course. Lehigh, a senior, was awarded the individual title following her first-round 70.

This summer when she is not dancing, Berrian is scheduled to play in four national junior golf tournaments.

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