SPRINGVILLE -- Woods Cross came out on top Tuesday at the state 4-A golf tournament held at Hobble Creek.
Peyton Hastings of Woods Cross was the overall medalist, shooting a 70 on Tuesday to pair with a first-day 67 for a score of 130. Woods Cross won the team title as well, with Hastings receiving help from Spencer Hale, Jordan Warnock and Kyle Beard for a combined total of 599, 10 strokes ahead of runner-up Highland (609). Roy tied with Murray (637) for sixth place, while Orem (639) edged Bonneville (640) by one stroke for eighth place.
Bonneville High junior Nick Smith finished fifth overall among individuals.
"He was tied for third yesterday (shooting a 71.) He shot a 76 today (for an overall score of 147)," Lakers coach Mike Edwards said. "He played really solid. It got a little windy, we were expecting it to rain all day but it wasn't too bad."
"(Nick) kept grinding all day and turned in a pretty good day."
Another Bonneville freshman, Kaige Schuler, disqualified himself before the final round after realizing he'd made an error on his scorecard the previous day, impressing his coach and tournament officials with his integrity. "It was really kind of a standup thing to do. No one really would have known (if Schuler hadn't realized his mistake and pointed it out). It probably dropped us a couple of places, but I would rather he do that, be willing to DQ himself, than take a score he didn't get."
"It was a simple mistake. Everyone in the group didn't realize (what happened). It's all good. I'm extermely proud of him."
The state 5-A tournament begins at Talons Cove Golf Course in Saratoga Springs. Region 1 champion Syracuse, along with golfers from Weber, Northridge, Fremont, Layton and Davis will compete. Action starts at 9 a.m.
The state 3-A tournament gets under way at 9 a.m. this morning at Fox Hollow Golf Course in American Fork. Region 11 champion Bear River, as well as golfers from Ogden, Morgan and Ben Lomond will participated in the two-day competition.
* 2-A TOURNAMENT: At Palisade State Park Golf Course in Sterling, Beaver poasted a 34-shot win over Grand in the 2-A tournament.
Millard's Nicklaus Britt recorded a two-round total of 149 for medalist honots. Beaver's Dallon Murdock was second at 151, with teammate Braxton Williams fifth at 155.