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That drive landed West a spot in the Region 6 A/AA tournament on Tuesday at Lawrenceburg Golf Course.
"He definitely gave us a good 10-stroke advantage to give us a pretty good shot at winning. He's improved a few strokes each year and has improved quite a bit from his freshman year. It's great having someone who takes the game so seriously," said Community coach Ian Stitzel.
After posting an impressive 39 on the front nine, West led all scorers in the individual competition.
But the greens proved to be a tough task to challenge on the back nine, as he carded a 47 on the back nine, giving him a final score of 86, ending the senior's bid for a berth in the TSSAA state tournament next week.
"It's a little disappointing. I was hoping he'd make it, but it's kind of one of those days where you have a good nine and struggle on another," Stitzel said.
West was dominant off the tee box for most of the day, but approach shots and putting issues caught up to him following the turn.
"He'd have good drives, but couldn't sink his putts on the back nine. (He) just had some distance problems on his approach shots," Stitzel said.
While West's career as a Viking comes to a close with his day in the region tournament, his legacy will continue to be felt throughout the returning team members for seasons to come.