WHEELING — Evan Coffman, of the Buckhannon-Upshur High School golf team, tied for 22nd place at the 2021 West Virginia High School Golf Championships on Wednesday, October 6 at the Speidel Golf Club at Oglebay Resort.
“Evan was in a good place going into States, both physically and mentally. We felt that he could do well and after his practice rounds, we felt prepared,” said Coach Jason Westfall. Opening day, Coffman started on the more difficult back nine and made the turn tied for third at just 4 over par. According to Coach Westfall, he drove the ball well and positioned himself to score, but he just couldn’t seem to get the putter to go the rest of the day and multiple near misses started to add up. Coffman started off solid on the first day of tournament action with four pars and a 40 on the back nine, but shot a 47 on the front nine, ending the day with an 87.
Coffman started the second day off not feeling too well and unfortunately, his game suffered. He carded a 43 on the front nine and a 49 on the back for a total score of 92. “This was taxing on him, but to his credit he gutted it out. He was fighting with some of his irons and this left few chances to score,” noted Coach Westfall. “On the back nine, he was more aggressive than normal to try to gain some ground. He had to dig deep and compete which I felt he did. He is a class act and represented Buckhannon-Upshur at the highest level.”
Congratulations to Evan Coffman and the B-UHS golf team for a stellar season!