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Pirates win region golf championship

Nov 13, 2018 02:01PM ● By Jana Klopsch

By Greg James |  [email protected] 

The golf team at Cyprus High School won the Region 2 championship and represented the Pirates at the high school state tournament. They finished 12th overall.

The Pirates joined 16 other schools Oct. 3-4 at Talons Cove Golf Course for the state title. Lone Peak pulled away from its competition to win the state title by 28 shots. Davis finished in second. 

The Pirates finished one shot behind Copper Hills and 11 shots ahead of West Jordan. Jackson Muramoto shot a team leading 75 and advanced to the second day to compete for the individual state title. He shot a 148 over the two-day tournament and placed 12th.

Muramoto had a hole in one on the Copper Golf Club hole number eight in June. His play led the team into the season and helped them advance.

Muramoto, Cade Nixon, Logan Henson, Harley Jensen, Kody Sower and Carson Primm represented Cyprus at the state tournament. Henson shot a 92, Sower and Primm shot 94s. In high school golf the top four individual scores make up the team score.

Hillcrest finished second in Region 2, Hunter third and Granger fourth.

Utah had 120 schools with boys golf teams this season and over 1,500 boys participated. 

The Utah PGA junior series has a program developed for youth golfers of all ages. The program begins with the Itty Bitty golfer as young as four years old with no experience and ends with competitive high school age tournaments. Part of the program is to teach golf etiquette, course management and rules.

The UJGA hosts tournaments for golfers age 7-18 and has national qualifiers. 

The First Tee is a youth sports organization whose mission is to grow the game of golf by introducing youth to its rules and game play. Many local courses are familiar with the program that can offer discounted green fees and access to equipment.