LA golfers hit road for state tourney

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Both the Los Alamos Hilltopper girls and boys golf teams will be represented at the state Class 4A championship tournament.

The 4A state tournament, which will be played at the New Mexico State University championship course in Las Cruces, starts Monday and continues through Tuesday.

Los Alamos’ girls earned four qualifying legs on the season, grabbing the necessary three qualifying legs during the fall.

The Hilltoppers secured one leg during the spring season, that coming April 29 at Santa Fe Country Club.

The Hilltopper girls ended up as one of eight teams to earn their way into the Class 4A tournament and was one of just two teams from the north-central part of the state to get in, with Santa Fe being the other.

Leading all 4A girls teams with qualification legs was Deming with 11 total. Goddard earned 10 legs on the 2012-13 season.

Los Alamos’ boys will have one entry in Las Cruces, Raul Roybal. Roybal qualified as an individual, shooting 79 at the Santa Fe Country Club April 29 to earn his try to state.

Deming will go into the tournament as the defending 4A champs on both the boys and girls sides. The Wildcat girls shot a two-day total of 709 and the Wildcat boys carded a 633 in the 2012 tournament, played at the New Mexico Tech course in Socorro.

Deryk Perales of Deming (78-78-149) and Taylar Jaramillo of Belen (76-77-153) were the individual 4A champions last season.

Los Alamos didn’t qualify either of its teams for state competition in 2012