In a football-crazy town like Weatherford, powerfully built 6-foot-3 sophomores generally find high school stardom at left tackle, not on the delicate grass of a golf course.
But Quade Cummins knows where he belongs.
The long-hitting sophomore shot 5-under-par 67 Tuesday — his third straight round of 67 — to run away with the Class 4A state golf championship, posting a 54-hole total of 15 under par to win by five shots on Lake Hefner's North Course.
“A teaching pro told me he might be the best junior golfer in the state,” Weatherford coach Tom Bergman said. “He's intelligent, a hard worker. Golf is his life. You can't keep him off the golf course.
“He's a great course-management kid, even as young as he is. It's a privilege to watch him play and be part of his success.”
Cummins closed the tournament with an eagle on the 18th hole, a 471-yard par 5. His booming drive left him only a 9-iron to the green.
“I played junior high football. I was the center,” Cummins said with a smile. “I just play one sport now.”
Understandably so. Cummins has already made a name for himself on the summer tours, and his performance the last two days had golf fans buzzing.
Cummins recorded two bogeys and one double-bogey over 54 holes, while recording three eagles on his way to a 201 total.