Drew Anderson

AURORA | Nobody was more excited than Aurora golfers when it was revealed the Class 5A boys state golf tournament would be played at CommonGround G.C. A readily accessible public course set up to shoot low had players from city programs looking forward all season. Together with unfavorable weather conditions — at least for the […]

A few months ago, playing golf was the farthest thing from Sha Jefferson’s mind. In May, the Vista PEAK junior suffered a number of severe injuries in a dirt bike accident that left his golf season in doubt. Jefferson just missed ripping open his carotid artery on a tree branch and escaped the crash with a broken rib, fractured collarbone and left hand broke in two places. Mostly healed up, Jefferson’s golf game has never been better and he’s set to play in the Class 4A boys state golf tournament Oct. 2-3.

Aurora’s contingent in the Class 5A and 4A boys state golf tournaments is low in quantity, but high in quality. City teams spread out between five different regional tournaments Monday and earned a combined eight spots in the 5A state tournament (Oct. 2-3 at CommonGround G.C.) and 4A state tournament (Oct. 2-3 at Raccoon Creek G.C.).