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Bingham Golf Among Top Teams In State

Oct 23, 2014 04:15PM ● By Catherine Garrett

The Bingham High boys golf team won its first region title in four years before placing seventh at the 5A state tournament which was held Oct. 6-7 at Glen Eagle Golf Course.

Bingham High senior captain Austin Halls birdied the 18th hole in the final round to shoot a 69, leading the Miners to a seventh-place finish at the 5A state tournament held Oct. 6-7 at Glen Eagle Golf Course. Halls finished in a tie for 15th place individually.

“That was fun to watch for Austin to have that moment,” head coach Jim Applegate said. “It was a great way for his high school career to end.”

The Miners struggled a bit the first day of the tournament and finished with a score of 302.

“Even if you tell yourself it’s just another day, it’s really not when you’re at state,” Applegate said. “I was hoping we’d do about 10 shots better, but the excitement and nerves got to us a bit the first day. That’s golf sometimes.”

The team shot a combined score of 293 the second day to finish in seventh behind junior Anthony Morton’s 26th place finish (tie), senior Kaleo Angilau’s 34th (tie), senior Aaron Fowlks in 36th (tie), senior Brock Sivulich in 40th (tie) and junior Carson Wright placing 63rd.

“We played pretty good,” Applegate said. “You’re always hoping for better, but I’m proud of our guys and how they performed.”

Angilau was a medalist in three tournaments this year – shooting 69 at Mountain View in the first tournament of the season; 71 at Glen Eagle (tied) Sept. 13 and 75 at Crater Springs (tied) Sept. 29, while Morton scored top honors with a 66 at The Ridge Sept. 10; Wright at Rose Park Sept. 15 shooting a 69 and Halls with a 71 at Stansbury Park Sept. 25.

The Miners won the Region 3 title for the first time in four years behind Morton’s third place, Halls fourth, Angilau fifth, Fowlks sixth and Sivulich’s eight-place finishes.

Also on the Bingham team this season were seniors Taran Marshall, Brendon Nicol and Cody Wright; juniors McRae Armstrong, Josh Degn, Parker Hammer, Weston Lasater and Kaden Stout; sophomores Josh Brereton, Conner Clark, Willie Llewelyn and Ashton Robb; and freshmen Nick Anderson and Ethan Fowlks.

“My definition of success centers more around the self-satisfaction of knowing that you did everything you could,” Applegate said. “On that note, we were really successful this year and played up to our potential.”