It might’ve been a bittersweet moment for Woodward-Granger’s Brady Aunspach whose individual round of 86 qualified him for districts, but his team’s attempt to advance fell short in the tiebreaker match.
W-G’s golf team’s combined 18-hole round of 367 wasn’t enough to send them to the next round as they dropped the tiebreaker to place fourth at last Friday’s sectional tournament.
The silver lining was the performance of Aunspach who finished the tournament in ninth place tied with six other players.
At the Carroll Country Club, Aunspach began his day with a bogey and then recorded a birdie, and three pars, before finishing with two bogeys and two doubles for a 42.
He then struggled a little in the back nine finishing with a 44. After starting the 10th with a birdie he tallied a par, five bogeys, a double and a triple.
Both Hawks’ Nick Brummond and Austin Ober missed the cut with a 91. Matt Buch finished off the team’s score with a 99. The final two participants were Max Helbling with a 103 and Hunter Pierce with a 109.
Kuemper Catholic’s 318 earned them first place with OA-BCIG’s 354 coming in second. East Sac County beat out the Hawks for the third and final qualifying spot.
In fifth place was Madrid with a 369, sixth place went to South East Valley with a 381, Ogden’s 391 placed them seventh while IKM-Manning finished last with a 399.
The season may have ended for the Hawks who now focus their attention and support to Aunspach who tees off this Friday in the District Tournament.