GCHS boys golf team takes second at state
by Robin Willscheidt
Contributing Writer
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The Grand County High School (GCHS) boy’s golf team narrowly took 2nd place at the Utah State High School Golf Championships, losing the 1st place trophy to Manti by only two strokes. “I’m really proud of the kids. They played extremely well this year,” said Head Coach Aaron Woodard.

The Golf team took 1st place at the Region 15 Championship, later going on to play at the state level on Wednesday, October 9 and Thursday, October 10. GCHS sophomore Brayden Ward took 6th place at the state competition. Ward was the only GCHS competitor to place in the top ten at the competition, but fellow teammates and juniors at GCHS Jace Woodard, Tyson Saggboy and Chris Taysom contributed to the overall team score. On the first day of competition, Wednesday, Oct. 9, senior Derek Lema put the GCHS team in first place by a one-stroke lead. Manti then came back on Thursday, Oct. 10 with the lead to earn the state title.

“Being so close was really exciting. Most of the boys are returning next year. It’s a new chapter and we hope to do as well.” said Woodard. The team will begin practicing for the 2014 season in the late summer and early fall of 2014.

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