Mel High’s Cutshall Impressive At FHSAA State Finals
By Bobby Walker, Space Coast Golf Magazine // November 10, 2012
FHSAA Boys Class 2A Golf Finals
BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – Melbourne High School freshman Chase Cutshall qualified for the 2012 FHSAA state finals and had an impressive outing considering he was a nervous freshman playing in tough weather conditions.
Coach Darrell Buchanan may have had a very nervous freshman to work with, but Cutshall remained focused.
“The key was getting the butterflies out,” said Buchanan. “Chase got off to a rough start, but he started to hit greens and his putting kept him in it.”
According to Chase’s dad, Jeff Cutshall, “He settled in to a tough course on a cold windy day but, Chase never could get it going, like we have seen him do, finishing 3 over for a 75.”
Cutshall won the Cape Coast Conference, carding a 69 at Duran Golf Club just a couple of weeks prior tot he state finals. He did manage his game well enough to finish just 6-strokes off the lead and 15th overall.
Nonetheless, it was a good overall freshman year for Chase Cutshall. He won the Cape Coast Conference Championship and the Region 6 2A Championship and finished T15 in the FHSAA State finals. We look forward to watching this young man play over the next three years.
FHSAA Boys Class 2A Finals, Deer Island Country Club, Tavares, Florida
• Round 1, Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Chase Cutshall (9), Melbourne High +6 78
• Round 2 – Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Chase Cutshall (9), Melbourne High +3 75
FINAL STATE FINISH
T15: Chase Cutshall (9), Melbourne +9 78-75 -153