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Woods Cross third in 5A golf; Farmington sixth in 6A

Nov 08, 2021 10:31AM ● By Catherine Garrett

The Woods Cross High boys golf team took third as a team – 24 strokes behind champion Skyline – at the 5A state tournament at Spanish Oaks Oct. 4-5, led by two golfers in the top 10. Farmington came in sixth at the 6A state tournament, 34 shots back of champion Lone Peak, at Davis Park Oct. 4-5, with an All-State golfer as well on the team. Davis’ Max Landon, who claimed the final Region 1 spot to qualify for the 6A tournament individually, tied for 10th to also earn All-State honors.

Woods Cross

The Wildcats were led at the 5A tournament by Rex Poulson, who shot even par for the tournament with rounds of 73 and 71 to take sixth, and eighth-place finisher Tyler Barlow, who had a 74 and 72 in his two rounds of play.

“We played pretty well,” said head coach David Simon. “I was super proud of the boys for their concentration and mental toughness to play as well as they did. It was a challenging course, especially some of the pin placements that made putting a little bit of a challenge if you weren’t in the right spots on the green.”

Other finishers at state were Jon Howe (153), Dax Weierman (156), Jack Wilson (164) and Jaxon Smith (168).

“The same four guys that were steady for us all year did the same thing at the state tournament,” Simon said. “Taking third at state was a great accomplishment for our team this year. I thought that we had some good players and could do well but the boys put in extra work over the spring and summer and really improved their games.” 


Farmington’s Luke Kelley tied for 10th with a two-round score of 144, at the 6A tournament. The junior shot a 73 the first day and was seven strokes off the lead before finishing with a 71 and earning All-State honors.

“Luke played really solid,” said head coach Eric Bumstead. “There were ups and downs in his play, but he always seemed to pick himself up and get back close to even par. Two-over on 36 holes with the conditions of the course is really good. I’m really proud of his play.”

Also competing at state for the sixth-place Phoenix were Emerson Cahoon who shot a 71 and 78, Cole Taylor (71, 82), Brigham Goldsberry (79, 75), Dax Anderson (80, 76) and Ben Ackley (81, 78).


Viewmont’s Luke Gardner and Jacob Gold made the cut individually at the 5A tournament with rounds of 76 and 79, respectively, and finished state with identical scores of 155, tying for 22nd place.

“We hoped to finish better at state, but proud of this great group of student athletes,” said head coach Jeffrey Emery. 

Tate Gamble (82), Boston Meacham (84), Zach Robison (84) and Sam Summerhays (89) competed the first day for the Vikings, who did not advance as a team to the final round.

“We had a rough first day and ended up in 11th place with only the top 10 teams advancing to Day 2,” Emery said. “It was just one of those days on the course; it just happened at the worst time.”


Bountiful competed at the 5A state tournament, but were unable to make the cut for the final round.

“It was probably the team’s worst golf of the year,” said head coach Mike Maxwell. “The pressure got to them, I think. But, at least we made it to state.”

The Redhawks were led by James Springer with an 81, Stockton Penman’s 83, Isaac Stout’s 84, Michael Campos’ 89, Dresden Bowman’s 90 and Luke Smith’s 97.


Landon tied for 10th at the 6A state tournament, finishing his play with a “beautiful tee shot” on the par 4 18th to set up a two-putt for birdie.

“That was fun to see and to see his excitement was even better,” said head coach Josh Roberts. “I was very proud of Max and how he fought through each day. It was fun being able to spend the whole round with him. I think it was big for Max to have me with him and talk through shots and where and when we should be taking risks and when to play it smart. He’s an incredible talent and I’m excited to see how far I can help push him and the team to grow each year.”

Roberts said many of the Darts other golfers were there to support Landon. “That was awesome to see as well,” Roberts said. “I am excited for the bright future Davis golf has ahead of us and can’t wait for next season to start.”