Written by Kevin LeDuc
BEAUMONT: Sam Butler went wire to wire for a 10 stroke victory at the league finals. Taking a 3 shot lead into the second day of the 36 day tournament he stretched the lead to double digits leading by 8. After reaching 4 under through hole 12 he gave a few strokes back but was still able to maintain a double digit lead. He is the first Big 8 player to repeat since current web.com professional Aaron Wise did in 2014. Read the 2016 story.
He shot even par 72 for both rounds. Joel Gonsier also fired a second round 77 to climb the leader board into 8th and earn all league honors. Jake Flaczinski also fired a second day score of 77 to finish in 9th.
It was a good day at the course. We bounced back from some rough scores on Tuesday and the guys competed well. Sam played great and won league which was a nice finish to his career in league.
Butler’s next stop is Monday at the Golf Club of Rancho California where he will look to advance to CIF Finals.
The Press Enterprise wrote a fine article about the tournament, you can access it here.