Boys golf: Bonneville’s Parker Bunn shoots 62 and 3-peats as Region 5 season medalist; Lakers 3rd as a team
PLEASANT VIEW — For the third straight season, Bonneville High boys golfer Parker Bunn won season medalist honors as the top individual golfer in Region 5.
This year, Bunn put an exclamation point on his Region 5 scorecard by shooting a searing 9-under-par 62 at Monday’s region championship tournament at The Barn Golf Club.
He was already practically assured of finishing as season medalist before Monday after winning all but one Region 5 match in which he played.
“It’s just kind of believing in yourself, and knowing that you’ve put in the work to go out and do these rounds. And it also helps that I’ve grown up around these courses, I know them very well and I know that I can (score) low,” Bunn said.
For good measure, the Oklahoma State commit carded a bogey-free round with five birdies and two eagles in the championship tournament anyway, regularly hitting his driver 300-plus yards.
“No bogeys, just putted the ball well. I hit the driver really well. It was just a good day,” Bunn said.
On the 521-yard par-5 third hole, he hit his drive and gave himself around 140 yards to the green, hit his second shot to around 15 feet from the hole and made the putt for his first eagle of the day.
On the seventh hole, a 407-yard par 4, he had about 40 yards left to the green.
On the 450-yard, par-5 ninth hole, he had about 90 yards in from the rough on the right side and hit his second shot around a foot away from the hole for a tap-in eagle.
Three-time individual region medalist has a nice ring to Bunn’s ears, but he’s now looking ahead to a tournament he hasn’t won yet.
“It sounds good. I just want to do a state title, but we’ll see,” Bunn said.
This year’s 5A state tournament is Oct. 9-10 at Fox Hollow Golf Club in American Fork.
At times this season, Bunn’s low rounds were enough to get Bonneville a first-place finish as a team in matches.
Not on Monday. Box Elder’s Kanyon DeRyke and Nathan Taylor both shot 2-under 69, while Kimball Shepherd shot 72 and Taj Hancey shot 73 for a first-place team score of 283, two shots ahead of the Lakers’ 285.
Bonneville’s Aiden Gross shot 1-under 70, Box Elder’s Brady Fairbourn shot 74, Roy’s Colby Frokjer shot 75, Northridge’s Caleb Hennefer and Cooper Cowan both shot 75, Clearfield’s Bryce Hortin shot 75 and Clearfield’s Carter Kirkman shot 77.
REGION 5 SEASON RESULTS
For the season, Bonneville finished in third as a team with 51 points. Points were assigned based on the teams’ finishes in each region match.
The Lakers were just behind Woods Cross (53) and champion Viewmont (54). Northridge took sixth as a team, followed by Clearfield and Roy.
Individually, Bunn won season medalist honors, DeRyke (Box Elder) was third individually, Gross (Bonneville) took seventh, Josh Wallis (Bonneville) was ninth, Hennefer (Northridge) took 10th and Hancey (Box Elder) finished 11th.
REGION 1 MATCH
Farmington’s Jack Summerhays won medalist honors at Monday’s Region 1 boys golf match at Bountiful Ridge Golf Course with a 2-under-par 69. He finished one shot ahead of Fremont’s Chase Burton. As a team, Fremont took first place by eight shots with a score of 288.
The Region 1 championship tournament begins next Monday with the first round at Old Mill Golf Course in Holladay, the site of this year’s 6A state tournament, then concludes with the second round next Tuesday at Glen Eagle in Syracuse.
REGION 1 INDIVIDUAL TOP 10
1. Jack Summerhays, Farmington, 69
2. Chase Burton, Fremont, 70
T3. Jace Nielsen, Fremont, 71
T3. Craiten Patterson, Weber, 71
5. Max Landon, Davis, 72
T6. Luke Cook, Fremont, 73
T6. Kolby Mock, Weber, 73
T8. Cohen Colquitt, Syracuse, 74
T8. Emett Jones, Fremont, 74
T8. Cole Taylor, Farmington, 74
REGION 1 TEAM SCORES
1. Fremont, 288
2. Farmington, 296
3. Weber, 298
4. Layton, 304
5. Syracuse, 308
6. Davis, 313
1A BASEBALL TOURNAMENT
Utah Military Academy is a No. 12 seed in the upcoming 1A fall baseball state tournament.
The Thunderbirds have a record of 7-8 and play No. 5 Altamont at 4:15 p.m. Saturday at the Swenson Baseball Complex in Spanish Fork.
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