Davis and Farmington golfers place first in tournaments
By Catherine Garrett
Davis and Farmington won region tournaments last week while Viewmont, Bountiful and Woods Cross placed second, third and tied for fourth respectively in the teams’ final week before region championships.
At The Barn on Sept. 17, Davis defeated Weber by six strokes led by medalist Cole Ponich, who placed first by four shots.
“We showed some real toughness bouncing back from our only defeat at Glen Eagle last week,” head coach Bennett Horne said. “This will help us going into our region finals and then the state tourney.”
McKay Cook tied for third place with a 69 while Coleman Cook (73) who tied for sixth and Preston Wallace (74) who tied for ninth rounded out the Darts’ top-ten finishes.
“I was very proud of McKay recording a 69 and Preston grinding out his 74 after some early bogeys,” Horne said. “We miss having Jack Sargent in the lineup with an injury though it is nice to see his teammates pick us up.”
Bradley Yu (75), Zach Merrill (76), Alex Yu (77) and Tommy Rhodes (80) added to Davis’ score of 280.
Horne said he hopes Sargent’s sprained finger will heal in time for the 6A state tournament in early October.
At Glen Eagle, Bountiful shot a 311 to place third, just ahead of Box Elder and Woods Cross’ 312 team scores. The Braves were led by Peyton Hale who finished in a tie for fifth place after shooting a 72.
Viewmont finished in second place by 11 strokes to Farmington at Glen Eagle. Brandon Robison won medalist honors with a round of 68 while Brayden Poloskey and Braxton Summers tied for ninth place with scores of 74.
Woods Cross continued its battle with Box Elder for the fourth spot in Region 5 as the two squads tied for fourth place with identical 312 team scores. The Wildcats’ Jacob Willes led the squad with a 72 in tying for fifth place, just ahead of Box Elder’s Zach Hansen’s 73. The Bees’ David Rossberg also had a hole in one to help secure the tie with Woods Cross.
At Glen Eagle on Sept. 17, Farmington recorded a score of six-under par 282 to finish first.
The Phoenix squad was led by Willard Richards and Ben Seely, who tied for second with 69s, and Braxton Watts who had a round of 71, good enough for fourth place. Parker Thompson’s 73 tied him for seventh while Connor Knowles tied for ninth place with a round of 74.