Moffat County’s Mike Bingham sinks 46th place at state golf tourney
Golfer’s two-day total 168
Moffat County High School golfer Mike Bingham tied for 46th out of 84 during the 3A State Championships on Monday and Tuesday at Northeastern 18 Golf Course in Sterling.
The lone representative of MCHS shot a combined 168 during the two-day event, with an 86 on Monday and an 82 on Tuesday.
The young linksman started out the tournament shaky on the back nine, bogeying seven holes. The following front nine also had its ups and downs, as he received a birdie on Hole 2 only to notch a double bogey on Hole 5 and a triple on Hole 7.
On Tuesday, Bingham was able to take better control and calm down, breaking even on some of his weaker points the day before, his final feat a birdie on Hole 9, where he had previously recorded a 6 on the Par 5.
“It wasn’t too hard a course, the greens are like Craig’s, which was kind of nice,” Bingham said.
Bingham is the first member of the MCHS boys golf team to attend state since Parker King in 2010. And, as a sophomore, he may have a couple more trips to the venue in his future.
“I’m hoping I’ll be able to go again, and if I do, maybe I won’t be so nervous,” he said.
Since qualifying, the Moffat County student has received plenty of recognition both at school and elsewhere.
“I just just want to thank everybody for all their support,” he said. “My friends and family, the community, everybody.”
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