But on Tuesday at Windmill Lakes Golf Club, Beechy came through in the biggest event of his high school career. He fired a 3-over par 73 in the Division II boys district golf tournament and qualified for the state tournament Oct. 12-13 at The Ohio State University Scarlet Golf Course.
“It’s my senior year, so I definitely wanted to go to state,” said Beechy, who finished second to Canton Central Catholic’s Adam Mallette (72) . “I’ve been wanting to ever since I was a freshman, but had some problems.”
Beechy’s accuracy off the tee, admittedly not always precise, was crucial as Windmill Lakes was soaked with morning rain.
“A lot of times I can’t get myself in play, in order to proceed, and today I hit almost every fairway,” Beechy said. “Then I progressed and put it on the green, just two-putted and made my way around the course.”
The rain made conditions difficult early in the morning, but Beechy scrambled his way to a strong start to the round.
“The first two I got away with pars on,” he said. “That got me going because I was struggling. That opened the door for me.” Click for article by Ryan Buck, Wednesday, October 3, 2012