Brayden Smith (top photo) of Elba grinded his way to his first sectional title in Class C in golf on Saturday with a round of 82 at Clifton Springs Country Club.
After finding himself four over par after the first two holes, Smith settled in and used his short game to secure par-after-par, finishing out the front nine with four straight followed by five pars on the final six holes to move ahead of teammate and two-time defending champion CJ Gottler who lost ground with penalty strokes down the stretch. Gottler shot an 86.
Byron Bergen's Ryan Muscarella finished third with a round of 90.
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