Humphreys tees off in Hawaii today
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Brian Humphreys works hard at golf every day, and the game rewards him in more ways than he could imagine.
“It’s summer. I should be hanging out with friends or chilling out by the pool,” he said. “This is what I love to do. Golf is my friend.”
Humphreys, a 15-year-old who lives in Washougal and attends Camas High School, captured the state championship trophy as a freshman May 22, at Camas Meadows. On June 9, Humphreys shot a personal best round of 65 strokes, at the Centennial Golf Club, in Medford, Ore. On July 9, Humphreys lowered his best score to 63 strokes, at the Albany Golf & Events Center, in Woodburn, Ore.
“After that eagle, birdie, par, eagle, it went from just a good round to an ‘oh my god’ round,” Humphreys said. “Everything just clicked. When you’re playing that well, the fairways are huge and holes seem like buckets.
“The funny thing is, I got second place in both of those tournaments,” he added. “It’s kind of ironic, but when you’re playing that well and somebody beats you, there’s nothing you can do about it.”