Shamrocks lead after 1st day
Max Coffeen proved what Yuma Catholic coach Bob Anderson has been saying all year: The Shamrocks are not a two-man show.
And with its No. 3’s help, YC is poised for a second straight state title.
Coffeen shot a team best 4-under-75 as the Shamrocks finished the first day of the Division III State Golf Tournament with a 313, seven strokes ahead of second-place Scottsdale Christian Friday at Antelope Hills Golf Course in Prescott.
Grady Bourguignon, who finished second individually last year, is right behind Coffeen with a 76. Joey Pickels, third at the season finale a year ago, shot an 81, as did Zach Estes.
The tournament concludes today.
“I’m OK with it,” Anderson said of the team’s performance. “I’ve had a dream where the No. 1 has a score we keep, just not an 81. But I think we can stay ahead. I don’t see us giving us seven strokes.”
Dane Allen led the tournament with a 71, although complete results were not available as of presstime. Despite the deficit, Anderson said he believes Bourguignon can make a charge.
“It’s possible Grady might still make a run at it,” Anderson said. “And Max will keep playing steady golf. He’s a grinder. He’ll go out there and that’s what he’ll do.”