Christian County eighth grader Landon Hunt completed his trip to Bowling Green over the weekend, concluding his time at the KHSAA State Tournament at Bowling Green Country Club on Saturday.
After firing an 81 to make it to the second day on Friday, Hunt finished better than he did on day one, carding a 6-over 78 on Saturday and finished the tournament in the top 50 overall, placing tied for 47th at 15-over-par.
After a third-place finish in the regional tournament, Hunt kept his play consistent, as he was the fourth-lowest golfer from the Second Region for the Tournament. Owensboro Catholic’s Jakob Wellman finished ahead of Hunt this time around, shooting 13-over through his two rounds.
The other two golfers to finish ahead of him were region champion Jackson Hill from Madisonville-North Hopkins, who finished 10-over and Daviess County’s Grant Broughton who finished tied for ninth in the tournament as a whole at 4-over.
Hunt will be in position to contend for a regional championship next year as well as he and Broughton are the only two set to come back from the top-four finishers in the region.
After a 4-under first round, Christian Academy of Louisville’s Matthew Troutman shot a 1-under 71 in his final round as he cruised to a five-stroke victory for the tournament and was the only golfer under par.
Maison Central’s Warren Thomas was even-par and finished second.
CAL also claimed the team championship by one stroke over Madison Central. Madisonville- North Hopkins, the Second Region Champions, finished 12th.