Second-round 68 powers senior to win
Published 4:53 pm Tuesday, May 1, 2012
On the fifth hole of the first round of the Alabama Independent School Association State Golf Championship, Fort Dale Academy’s Cam Norman posted a triple bogey.
For a moment, the senior, who opened the tournament with three straight birdies, was worried that the triple bogey might be a sign of things to come. Just a year ago, Norman was a favorite to win the championship, but struggled to a third-place finish at the tournament.
“I was worried that I might be heading in the same direction I did last year,” he said. “I just tried to stay focused and not think about that.”
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Norman, who said he learned more from last year’s tournament than any other tournament he’s ever played in, was able to rebound from the triple bogey to post a 72 on Monday at the Prattville Country Club.
On Tuesday, he birdied three of his first four holes en route to a 68 and the championship.
“It feels really good to have finally won the championship,” Norman said. “When I was in seventh grade I watched a kid win the championship in a playoff, and I’ve wanted to win it every since. It still hasn’t really sunk in.”