RIVERTON — Top of Utah golfers made a rush for the top spots in the state 5-A boys golf championships on Tuesday afternoon, but they couldn’t catch the first-round leaders.
Brighton was forced into sudden death by fast-closing Lone Peak, but won the team title in an extra hole at Riverbend Golf Course.
It is the Bengals’ first golf title in 25 years.
The Davis Darts improved on their impressive 304 from Monday with a 300 on Tuesday to finish third overall, five shots ahead of Region 1 champion Fremont and fellow Davis County school Syracuse. Viewmont was two shots farther back at 311.
West’s Austin Banz followed up his opening-round 67 with a 2-under-par 70 to finish at 137, two shots ahead of Granger’s Henry Leng.
Fremont’s dynamic duo of Dylan Chugg and Alex Herzog tied for fourth place with 145s. Chugg, a freshman, shot a 74, while Herzog, a senior, fired a 70 climb into the top five.
Davis’ Jake Godfrey and Viewmont’s Kelton Hirsch ended up 11th with 147s, a shot ahead of Syracuse’s Josh Martinez at 148.
Weber’s top finisher was Hunter Machovsky, who finished at 150.
In the 2-A tournament at Rose Park Golf Course, Beaver threepeated with a 37-stroke win over Rowland Hall. Caleb Chodosh of Rowland Hall won the medalist chase with a 143.
The state 4-A tournament begins today at Logan Country Club, with the 3-A tournament starting at Roosevelt Golf Course.