Brian Humphreys beat the rain yesterday. Today, he didn’t let it beat him.
The Camas High School freshman shot the best round of 74 strokes on a soggy and windy Wendesday at Camas Meadows to become the 4A boys golf state champion.
“This feels incredible,” Humphreys said. “My goal was just to finish in the top three. To be able to win it all under these conditions, after all the hard work I put into this makes it that much sweeter.”
Humphreys shot 2-under par Tuesday to tie with four other golfers for the lead. Little did he know, it would be the last anybody would see the sun during the tournament.
“I had a good first round yesterday before it started raining,” Humphreys said. “Today, there were no excuses. I had to play in the rain just like everybody else.”
The Papermaker nailed birdies on the second and seventh holes Wednesday. He made the turn with a five-stroke lead, before getting a bogey on 10 and 11. Humphreys settled down and pared the rest of the holes.