Brazoswood junior Jacob Borow is one shot back going into today’s final round of the UIL Class 6A Boys Golf State Championships at the Legacy Hills Club in Georgetown.
Borrow shot a 2-under 70 Monday, tying him with Lake Travis’ Trey Bosco a shot behind a trio of golfers atop the leader board.
“I could have done a lot better, but I am still happy with it,” Borow said. “It was definitely windy, about 25 mph today, but I was still hitting the ball pretty well. I just got a little anxious on some shots and mishit them, but other than that, I really didn’t have any problems.”
Belton’s Dallas Hankamer, Stratford’s Drew Murdock and Austin Westlake’s Jacob Sosa are all tied for the lead after shooting 69s Monday, with Borow and Bosco next up.
Borow struggled with his short game throughout the round.
“He was just leaving them short and they were just burning the edge,” Brazoswood golf coach Pete Harris said. “It was just one of those days, but we are looking forward to tomorrow because he is sitting right there with the leaders who are at 3-under.”
The Buc junior also had some issues when he made it onto the green.
“These greens are different. They are nice, but I have to get used to them,” Borow said. “Compared to last year, it was a lot windier on this first day, and the greens really aren’t too different, but they are spongier. The ball lands soft and then it will take a huge bounce forward and then stop. This year, it is stopping and then spinning backward pretty quick.”
With a 9 a.m. tee time today, Borow is looking for a good night’s rest and a better round.
“I just want to play and have fun and try not to worry about too much,” Borow said. “Maybe try to hit my ball a little closer on my approach shots, but really it will come down to making my putts. That is really what I need to do.”
Though the weather is calling for a 90 percent chance of rain in Georgetown today, winds will not be as strong at 11 mph.
“For a kid that didn’t putt well today and went 2-under for the day, he still did pretty good,” Harris said. “He could have shot a 64 today if his putting would have worked a bit better.”
Last year, Borow finished 17th overall, nine strokes behind the winner.