|New Castle's, Drew Saunders, advanced out of Regionals as an individual and competed in the 2-day State Tournament on Tuesday (6/17) and Wednesday (6/18).
Weather: Hot and very windy for both days.
With 2 birdies, 5 bogeys and 2 double bogeys, Drew shot 38, 41 for a 79 on the first day and left him T-52 for the day. Drew struck the ball very well all day and had plenty of birdie attempts, but the putter let him down. Drew rolled the ball very well, but the greens were tricky and easily misread.
With 3 birdies and 9 bogeys, Drew shot 39, 39 for a 78 and a total of 157 for the tournament. Drew finished T-49 among all 100 individuals at State. Day 2 was more of the same; great ball striking leaving plenty of attempts to score, but struggled reading the greens. Over both days, Drew made only 6 putts outside of 8 feet.