By Blake Ells
Mountain Brook had a spectacular second day at the David Miller Memorial at Magnolia Grove in Mobile, led by a 66 from freshman phenom Gordon Sargent, cruising to a 19-shot victory over area foe Spain Park.
Sargent’s score put him at four-under on the tournament and earned him the individual title.
“They just went off on that second day,” said coach Alex Lockett. “They got a lot of momentum going and started making a bunch of birdies on the front nine and kind of cruised on the back. (Sargent) made eight birdies on a golf course he had never seen before. Then he went to a three-hole playoff against a guy from Spain Park, which was fun to watch.”
The momentum is welcome, as the Spartans will again meet Spain Park for sectionals at Oxmoor Valley this week. The top two teams at sectionals will advance toward state.
“I’ve got five really good players and, on any given day, any one of them could be the drop score,” or the low score on the team, said Lockett. “And they’re all really competitive, and none of them want to be the drop score. That’s their motivation. They’re making me look good, I can tell you that.”
If Mountain Brook wins sections, sub-state would follow at Timberline in Calera, then Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at The Shoals for state.
Two Mountain Brook golfers will play at Mississippi State in the fall: the team’s lone senior, Ford Clegg and junior William Wann. ❖