Fox qualifies for state golf tournament
Last Tuesday, Max Fox shot the golf round of his life, scoring a 69 in the first round of the section tournament.
Then, for a week, the Hastings High School junior had to wait for the second round of the section tournament. The wait lasted forever.
Finally, on Tuesday, that second round came at Bunker Hills. Apparently, rust wasn't a factor.
Fox shot a 75 in the second round and won the section tournament by two shots with a two-day total of 144.
"Max was striking the ball very well today," HHS coach Pete McGinnis said. "He stayed mentally tough all round, and was constantly hitting fairways and greens. He only three-putted once."
A birdie on the 17th hole clinched the championship for him.
Fox will play a practice round Monday and will play 18 holes Tuesday and another 18 holes on Wednesday. The top 88 golfers in Class AAA will be at the meet.
Sophomore Alex Wagner also qualified for the second round of the section tournament with a 79 on the first day of play. He shot a 79 again Tuesday and finished with a two-day total of 158. He was four shots out of the top five. The top five golfers in each section advance.
"Alex had a great year," McGinnis said. "He was named all-conference. Max and Alex push each other to get better all year round."
In last week's story, we incorrectly reported Hastings' team score of 317 was its best in recent years. That was incorrect. Max Fox's round of 69 tied the best score Hastings has had since Pete McGinnis became coach.