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BCHS Golf competes at region; Jonah Swift qualifies for state

The BCHS Boys Golf team traveled to Madisonville Country Club on Monday, September 19th for the 2nd Region KHSAA regional tournament. It was a long day that would test the mental toughness of all golfers there. The team left Morgantown at 6:30 a.m. and teed off at 8:20 a.m.. It wouldn’t be a regional golf tournament without some rain and a storm rolled in shortly after the last BCHS golfer was on the course. 

After nearly a 2-hour rain delay, the boys displayed some great mental toughness when Andrew Gill and Jonah Swift resumed play, each carding a birdie on the next hole. Lawson Rice also came back firing a par when play resumed. The boys completed their round at about 4:45, but the day wasn’t over. There were 21 schools participating in the event and after the last scores were tallied at around 6:30 p.m., there was a 4-way tie at a score of 78 for the last three individual spots to advance to the state tournament. 

Butler County’s Jonah Swift was one of the four and had to hurry back to the course to participate in a four-man playoff. Jonah went on to par the hole and became one of the three to qualify to advance. Andrew Gill came up just short of the cut at 79 and Lawson Rice posted an 82. Preston Clark shot 100 and Brady Jones shot 107 helping the team post its best score of the year with 339. The team placed 8th out of the 21 teams in attendance. Jonah Swift will be playing in the first round of the state tournament next week at Owensboro Country Club.


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