What is more challenging than making a putt with a hundred screaming fans?
Making it with a hundred silent fans.
Denver JDS senior Sam Boscoe was faced with this scenario in a sudden death playoff hole to determine the final spot in the Colorado High School Activities Assn. (CHSAA) state golf tournament.
Boscoe lamented that he’d had “a couple of rough holes” leading up to this dramatic and tense situation. After watching both of his opponents miss par, Boscoe was faced with a tricky 10-foot putt — a putt that could send him to the state tournament.
He calmly stood over the ball and drained the par putt, qualifying him to play in the state tournament at Commons Grounds golf course in Lowry.
Boscoe reported that he said the Shema before striking the ball, and his team rushed the green when the putt sank.
He was one of only two Denver students to advance from regionals to state.
A student at Denver JDS, Boscoe is a member of the George Washington High School golf team.
That is possible because Denver JDS is a member of CHSAA’s 5280 League, which offers students who play sports not offered at their school the chance to compete for the public high school that serves their families’ neighborhoods.
Denver JDS offers boys and girls team sports in volleyball, basketball, baseball and soccer. Nearly 70% of Upper Division (grades 6-12) students participate in the school’s athletic programs.