14 June 2012

Boys Golf: May ties for 35th in Class AAA

Tommy May (left) and Tiger boys golf coach Jon Holmes
Tommy May shot a final round of 81 to finish in a tie for 35th place in the 2012 Class AAA state tournament played Tuesday and Wednesday at Bunker Hills Golf Course in Coon Rapids.

May fired 74 in Tuesday's opening round and was tied for 13th place heading into the final 18 holes where he shot 39 on the front nine and 42 on the back.

"On Tuesday Tom dug deep and patiently out-waited the tough holes," coach Jon Holmes said. "He capitalized on the holes where he was positioned for a birdie. Finishing 13th after the first round was phenomenal.

"He didn't play his best on Wednesday. He ended up hitting just two fairways. When you do that you need a lot of luck and that luck sort of ran out at the 16th hole...Still, ending up in the top third of the golfers at the state tournament is no small feat."

May, a regular on the Tiger varsity team since his freshman season, had an outstanding senior year. He won all-Missota Conference honors and finished fourth in the Section 1AAA Championships to punch his ticket to the state meet.

His appearance in the state meet was just the second in the last decade for a Farmington player. Ex-Tiger Greg Werner, a junior on the Minnesota State, Mankato men's team made the state field in 2009.

"I could not be more proud of Tom," Holmes said. "I am thankful for the lifelong memories he has created not only for himself but also for allowing me to share in them. He will be missed."