Boys golf: Farmington’s May ties for 35th at stateFarmington senior Tommy May missed 16 of 18 fairways and slipped 22 places on the second day of the Class AAA State Golf Tournament.
By: Matt Steichen, The Farmington Independent
Farmington senior Tommy May missed 16 of 18 fairways and slipped 22 places on the second day of the Class AAA State Golf Tournament.
Still, the four-year varsity golfer was able to close out his career with a 35th-place finish out of 84 golfers at Bunker Hills last Wednesday.
“All in all it was a great season for Tom.… I could not be more proud of Tom and I am thankful for the lifelong memories,” Farmington coach Jon Holmes said. “He went into the day thinking about being in the top 10 if he could post a similar score to Day 1 or lower and, realistically, if he had a couple of different bounces here and there he might have been able to scrounge that together, but in the end not hitting the fairways was definitely the culprit to his 81 on Wednesday.”
May opened play Tuesday with a 40 on the front nine, and came back with a 36 on the back nine to move into a tie for 13th place.
“Tom played well on Tuesday,” Holmes said. “Despite not hitting the ball exactly how he envisioned it prior to teeing off, he dug deep and patiently waited out the tough holes and capitalized on the holes when he was in good position by making some key birdies.”
May started Wednesday’s play with a 39 on the front nine, and then shot a 42 on the back nine to finish with a two-day total of 157.