Hankins finished third as Legacy golfers shine at summer tourney

Daniel Williams
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AURORA — Not skipping a beat from her strong junior year finish Legacy High School, golfer Sarah Hankins is at it again.

The soon-to-be senior shot a near perfect career best 2 under par (70) Friday and a three-day score of 222 at the very challenging Saddle Rock Golf Course during the Colorado Women’s Golf Association Junior Stroke Play Championship.

Hankins finished the tournament in third place after shooting rounds of 75, 77 and 70, finishing behind winner Kelly Moran and second place Jaylee Tait.

Hankins round of 70 was one stroke better than her previous low round. Her third place finish is also her best at the prestigious summer event.

The Legacy golfer opened the first two days of the tournament shooting a total of 8 over par, sliding down the leaderboard.

However, her spectacular score on Friday helped her leap frog everyone in the field besides the very strong golfing Moran and Tait.

Hankins credited her play to her putter which she said bailed her out on numerous occasions throughout the tournament.

In addition, Hankins holed-out an incredible approach shot on the 15th hole, making an eagle after dropping her ball in from 100 yards out.

Hankins, who took third place during last season’s state tournament, said she is looking to take momentum from this tournament for the rest of the summer and into her senior season.

Several other Legacy golfer participated in the tournament including Jennifer Hankins, Sarah’s sister.

Jennifer finish tied for fifth in the first flight, shooting a 243. In addition, Legacy’s Morgan Stacks finished second in the third flight with a three-round total of 258, and Andrea Hoos was seventh in the third fight with a total score of 280.