SUNBURY - Despite firing a 78, Calvert's Jeremy Hanna missed out on All-Ohio honors by one stroke in the Division III Boys State Golf Tournament at North Star Golf Resort.
The senior fired a 37 to open his day and finished with a 41 in his second nine. It was the final nine that haunted Hanna afterward.
"I'm pleased with how I played the first 15 holes," he said. "I fell apart in the last three holes. I shanked a wedge, put one in the water and bogeyed the last one. I couldn't quite finish it out."
One player who had no problems finishing it out was Gates Mills Gilmour Academy's Andrew Bieber. The senior's clubs sang to the tune of even par golf for the two-day tournament, winning the state title by seven strokes.
Ashland Crestview won the team title with a 646, five strokes ahead of Columbus Wellington School.
Hanna finished tied for 16th with three other players, including fellow Midland Athletic Leaguer Connor Dudley of Fremont St. Joe. Each shot a two-day total 161.
"I was able to make more shots today. I tried to play without doubting myself," Hanna said. "Yesterday I kind of doubted myself. Today, I played with more confidence."
Calvert coach Bob Williams said Hanna played well, including in the face of gusty winds in his final four holes.
"I think his recovery shots and I don't think he had a three-putt," Williams said. "Whenever he got himself in trouble, he kept it to a minimum. He had one double bogey today.
It was quite a score considering the conditions."
It was a goal to make it to the state tourney for Hanna and he said nerves played no role in his rough start on Friday.
"I've played in so many tournaments around the country. It was just poor execution," he said. "It feels good to have made it there. I'm disappointed to miss All-Ohio."
Hanna has aspirations to play in college.
"There is one thing in my swing I'm going to work out in the winter," he said. "I want to get some things worked out so I'm ready for next season."
Williams said Hanna leaves a legacy.
"He is the bar. When they talk about the barometer in sports, you're talking about someone like Jeremy," Williams said. "At Tiffin Calvert, Jeremy is the bar and everybody else now shoots for what Jeremy has done. That's wonderful."