By Gary Budzak
A local high school golfer was recently honored for his accomplishments by the mayor of Delaware.
Carolyn Kay Riggle read a proclamation to Grant Godfrey at the Delaware City Council meeting on June 23.
“Rutherford B. Hayes High School golfers enjoyed a memorable season,” Riggle read. “The highlight of the season was Hayes golfer Grant Godfrey advancing to the State High School Tournament at Ohio State University’s Scarlet Golf Course and placing 28th (out of a 72-player field).”
As a sophomore, Godfrey shot a two-round total of 167 on the 36 holes. He was in 8th place after the first round with a 79; and an 88 under adverse conditions in the second. The Division I tournament was held Oct. 18 and 19.
He was the third Pacer golfer in school history to play in the state tournament, and the first since 1988.
Godfrey was first-team all league with a 76 scoring average; and made second-team all-district. He had the fourth-lowest score in the sectional tournament to qualify for the district tournament, and qualified for the state tournament by shooting 1-over in the district.
“It’s quite an honor to be the third person in Delaware’s history to make it to the state,” said Godfrey’s coach, Mike Nesselroad. “Hopefully he can improve in the state as a junior.”
Godfrey didn’t speak at the proclamation, but did have his photo taken with Riggle. Afterward, city staffers joked that they could use a golf lesson from him.
Gary Budzak may be reached at 740-413-0904 or on Twitter @GaryBudzak.