GCHS golfers Saunders, Scherer and Williams get PGA awards
by Anthony Militano
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Three Grand County High School golfers were honored by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America, which recently announced the 2017-2018 Utah All-State teams. Red Devils Jaxen Saunders and Kane Scherer scored All-State Second Team for 3A boys. Luke Williams picked up Honorable Mention.

According to the National High School Golf Association player leaderboard, at the USHAA State Championship at Meadowbrook Golf Course in Taylorsville Oct. 1-2, Scherer has a (T14) state rank with a +12 to par rating. Saunders has a (T17) state rank with +13 to par rating, and Williams has a (T34) state rank with a +23 to par rating. The Grand County boys golf team won a tournament in August against six other Region 15 schools.

The PGA has been building and supporting high school golf programs in Utah for well over 20 years. The PGA has noted the quality of play has risen dramatically over the past few years. Players need a handle on their long drives and short game because making it to the state tournament can come down to a matter of one stroke, according to the PGA in a statement.

The PGA noted: “The All-State Golf selection process is unique among all-state honors programs in that it is all by the numbers. Thirty-five percent of a player’s best region scores and 65 percent of their state championship scores are used to rank each player. No arbitrary or influenced decisions, it’s all by the numbers. Your skills and scores earn you the recognition.”

Members of the All State First Team will play the All-State Invitational Tournament at the Fox Hollow Golf Course in June.


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