“You've got to put it on the fairway here, and I didn't do that effectively,” Moore said. “And then when I did, I didn't hit a great approach, so I didn't get that many birdie opportunities. But I fought hard and grinded it out.
“Max just played a little bit better than I did.”
It's been a bit of a breakout season for McGreevy, who did not finish in the top 10 at last year's state tournament. He attributes his success to his close relationship with his teammates and to getting the stresses of the recruiting process out of the way (he committed to Oklahoma just before Christmas). Moore said he's noticed McGreevy mature and develop better driving distance.
McGreevy capped off his junior season by improving his score in every round of the state tournament (73-72-71). He was the only player to shoot under par in the final round.
Next, he hopes he can parlay Tuesday's state title into a strong senior season.
“It gives me a lot of confidence,” McGreevy said of the win. “I was kind of skeptical about myself. I had played with Taylor a long time, and he's beaten me for a long time.
“I beat him my last two tournaments this year, so I'm ready for the summer and I'm ready to get back and play some high school golf again.”