Senior Will Huish shot a four-under-par 68 to pace Timpview to its 10th state golf championship in the last 12 years during Wednesday's 4A state finals at Davis Park.
The Thunderbirds have captured titles at both the 3A and 4A levels, but perhaps none more exciting than Wednesday's, when Timpview and Hillcrest finished tied after regulation at 302. That meant a sudden-death playoff which Timpview won on the second hole.Meanwhile, Huish was cruising around the scenic Davis Park layout in a tournament played under perfect conditions. His 68 was one shot better than that of runner-up Brian Martin of Weber, who shot a 69. Troy Lashley of Skyline was the only other player to break par, shooting a 70.
After the T-Birds and Huskies finished tied, each team took their four top finishers back to No. 1. Timpview's quartet of Huish, Russ Madsen, Tyler Monson and Yoshi Katanuma then made three pars and one bogey on the first hole, as did Hillcrest's team of Scott Clark, John Owen, Garrett Burbidge and Rich Thrasher.
That forced a second playoff hole, where the T-Birds sank all four par putts.
Finishing third in the team competition was Skyline at 304, paced by Lashley's 70 and Jon Morgan's 74. Weber was fourth at 307, thanks to Martin's 69, while Orem came home fifth at 311. The Tigers' top finisher was Rhett Rhees with a 77.
Among the individual golfers, East High's Matt Smith was low scorer with a 73. Byron Utley of Davis was next among individuals with a 77.
Other top scores included even-par 72's from Clark of Hillcrest, Madsen of Timpview and Mike Gray of Weber, while five golfers finished at two-over 74: John Liljenquist of Brighton, John Owen of Hillcrest, Phillippe Pla of Highland, Morgan and Jason Porter of Viewmont.At Brigham City, hometown Box Elder easily claimed the 3A prep golf team state title, running up a 16-stroke margin over runner-up Judge Memorial and placing three Bee golfers among the top eight individuals.
Jason Wight of Box Elder won individualist honors with a 64 score, well ahead of the 70 carded by Logan's Jim McGregor and the 71 by Wasatch's Brandon Bonner. Box Elder's Justin Burt finished with a 71, as did Judge's Kevin Smith and Murray's Casey Bensen, while Box Elder's Bryce Robinette tied for seventh with Sky View's Todd Muller with 76s.
Deseret News prep writer Scott Taylor contributed to this report.