No time for second: Granite Hills’ Colton Painter was a two-time Valley qualifier and ESL champion
Colton Painter wanted to play basketball when he came to high school.
But with encouragement from his dad, Painter made a switch to golf and is now one of the top golfers in the Valley.
The Granite Hills senior was the best golfer in the East Sequoia League this season, winning the ESL individual title and leading the league in scoring averages while helping his team to a second-place ESL finish.
On the way to becoming The Recorder’s 2018-19 Orange Belt Boys Golfer of the Year, Painter also shot the lowest round of nine in the area and was one of only three local golfers to qualify for the CIF Central Section Championship tournament.