Hughes makes state golf cut

Connor Hughes was the only one of the Hornets' three golfers to survive the first day cut at last week's 1B/2B state championships in Lakewood.

Connor Hughes was the only one of the Hornets’ three golfers to survive the first day cut at last week’s 1B/2B state championships in Lakewood.

LAKEWOOD – Three Oroville golfers competed at the state 1B/2B boys golf tournament at Oakbrok Golf and Country Club in Lakewood, with Connor Hughes surviving the Day 1 cut to play the second day.

Hughes finished 32nd out of 80 participants, tallying a two day score of 188, including 92 on the first day of competition and 96 on the second day.

Forty-one golfers made the cut of 95 or lower on opening day.

Caleb Whiteaker (107) and Alex Kelly (119) also competed for the Hornets.

Ryan Baumgart won the individual state title with a score of 151 while his team also won the state championship.

About Brent Baker

Brent is a reporter for the Gazette-Tribune. Prior to working at the G-T, he was the sports editor for Sunrise Publishing from 2000-2005 in Michigan. He subsequently owned and operated Buckland Media, a high school sports website, in Michigan until 2010. He and his wife Kim, who have an adult son, moved to Tonasket in 2010. Brent started work at the G-T in 2011.

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