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Stare down: Tyler Moran ‘19 lining up his put. Moran shot an 83 at the state tournament. “I have put so much time into this sport and it has finally all all paid off,” he said.

Stare down: Tyler Moran ‘19 lining up his put. Moran shot an 83 at the state tournament. “I have put so much time into this sport and it has finally all all paid off,” he said.

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Photo Submitted by Connie Copeland

Stare down: Tyler Moran ‘19 lining up his put. Moran shot an 83 at the state tournament. “I have put so much time into this sport and it has finally all all paid off,” he said.

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On Friday, October 12, Senior Tyler Moran competed in the IHSA State Golf Tournament at the Prairie Vista Golf Course in Bloomington, Illinois. It was a two day tournament and if he shot a good enough score on Friday, then he would advance to play another 18 holes the next day. However, the golf tournament did not go as expected.

The first day of the tournament was October 12, it was also the first snowfall in Bloomington. Moran teed off at 10:30 right on time, but he was not able to finish his 18 holes due to the surprising weather conditions. “It was crazy! With the snow sticking on the ground, it was tough to even see the ball. There was a golfer who was putting and his golf ball turned into a snowball!” said Moran.

The meet was cancelled halfway through the day and most golfers only got to finish their first nine holes. The officials came to the decision that it would be easier to disregard all of the scores that were shot that day. Instead of the two day golf tournament having a cut, the officials decided to advance everyone to play on Saturday and just have it be a one day tournament. “I was glad that the scores from Friday didn’t count because it was hard to play your best game when it was raining and snowing,” Moran said.

It all came down to Saturday, October 13. There was no chance of rain or snow in the forecast and thankfully that held true. Moran shot a score of 41 on the front nine and shot a 42 on the back nine. With an overall score of 83, Moran placed 29th out of the 112 golfers competing. “It was a great experience being able to play at that level of competition with the best golfers in the state,” Moran said.

This is the end of Tyler Moran’s high school golf career, but he hopes to play at the college level next year. Great season Tyler!

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