Wildcats’ golfer Brody Blackmon finished seventh at the State Class 5A Golf Tournament. Blackmon fired another 74 on day two Tuesday to finish with a total of 148. He was 13 strokes behind the leader. Blackmon was tied for eighth place after his 74 on day one Monday. Blackmon has signed a letter of intent to play golf at Ole Miss. On his resume this year are Regional Champion and District Champion. Blackmon won both of those tournaments at the Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club.
Wildcats Golf Coach Ross Funk accompanied senior Brody Blackmon to the State Class 5A Golf Tournament played Monday and Tuesday at Wolfdancer Golf Club in Lost Pines near Bastrop. Blackmon shot 74 each day for a total of 148, good enough for a seventh place finish. Coach Funk said Blackmon played really, really well. He said about four bad holes over two days cost him. Coach Funk said each marathon round featured numerous delays. He said round one took eight hours to play and round two seven hours and 20 minutes. Funk cited an example of Blackmon getting an eagle and a birdie before having to wait forty minutes before hitting his next tee shot. Funk said Blackmon was a great person who conducted himself very well even on bad holes or during long delays. Funk said Blackmon played very well from tee to green but never could get his putter as hot as he would have liked.