Featured on the biggest platform of high school golf amongst the 21 top golfers in the entire state last week was Spring Hill's Colby Light, who competed at the 2017 Overall Boys Championships hosted at Pleasant Valley Country Club golf course in Little Rock.
Featured on the biggest platform of high school golf amongst the 21 top golfers in the entire state last week was Spring Hill's Colby Light, who competed at the 2017 Overall Boys Championships hosted at Pleasant Valley Country Club golf course in Little Rock. In Light's debut at the overall boys golf championships, the ace golf performer shot a 95 to represent Hempstead County for Southwest Arkansas.
Spring Hill head golf coach Roy Whatley was extremely proud for Light to have the opportunity to compete at the overall tournament and strongly believed he represented the community well as a true champion among all golf competitors from Class 1A-7A in Little Rock.
Capturing the ultimate top prize to win the overall boys championship tournament was Class 7A Connor Gaunt of Cabot to finish the day shooting a 69. Fisher Vollendorf of Fayetteville was runner-up and shot 70, just one stroke behind Gaunt from being crown overall champion for 2017.
This 22017 golf season, Light shined amongst over 70 golfers present to compete at the 2017 Class 2A state boys golf tournament hosted at Conway Country Club. Light, finished second overall and competed in a three-way playoff and beat the odds to finish Class 2A state medalist runner-up shooting an 81.
Light with Buffalo Island Central's Andy Milligan and Hackett's Matthew Morgan all shot 81 and involved in the playoff after completing the 18-hole match at the state golf championships in Conway.
Now with experience under Light's belt, he's ready to make a return trip back to the Rock to be a major contender in hopes to qualify for a second season to compete at the overall tournament in 2018. He makes history to join a host of skilled golfers from Hempstead County and former members of Spring Hill's golf program to be one of many to compete at the overall tournament.
Light will finish the season earn All-State honors once again, captured the overall top score at the 6-2A district tournament to earn medalist honors shooting a 77, with the Bears golf team placing third overall at district. Prior to the state golf championships, Light has earned medalist honors during varsity matches this 2017 season.