The Coloradoan has named its male Athlete of the Week for contests Oct. 5 through Oct. 11.
Sport: Boys golf
School: Fort Collins
The performance: Playing on his home course, the lefty won the Class 5A state tournament at Fort Collins Country Club. He finished four strokes under par, three ahead of second place. Paugh, who is committed to the University of South Dakota, put himself in a position to win with birdies on the last three holes of the first day. With competition closing in on the back-nine on the final round, Paugh birdied No. 11 and 12 to secure the state title in his final high school tournament.
Each week the Coloradoan will name one male and one female high school athlete of the week. Winners will be announced online Monday afternoon’s and in print on Tuesday.
Nominations can be submitted via coloradoan.com/athleteofweek and must be sent by noon Monday for the previous week’s action. The competition is open to all of Northern Colorado, including Fort Collins, Windsor, Loveland and Greeley.