Gus Colvin wins Paul Grist Trophy

Published 9:42 pm Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Gus Colvin, 14, won the Paul Grist Trophy Wednesday at the Selma Country Club.  — Justin Fedich

Gus Colvin, 14, stands with Selma Country Club PGA Professional Tommy Burns after winning the Paul Grist Trophy Wednesday. — Justin Fedich

Gus Colvin didn’t play his best on the first day of the Bud Burns Dixie Junior Championship at the Selma Country Club, but he believes his strong play on his second and final round earned him the Paul Grist Trophy on Wednesday.

The trophy is awarded each year to a Selma golfer who displays hard work, character and has a strong showing at the tournament. Colvin, 14, shot an 84 on his first day, but followed it up with a 76 on the second day.

“I didn’t really play that good the first day to get in the A division,” Colvin said. “I feel my play the second day really improved.”

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Colvin won the B division in the 13-and 14-year-old age group with a 160 36-hole score. It’s the second time Colvin has won the award. He said he also won the Paul Grist Trophy in 2010.

Colvin wasn’t the only Selma golfer to win an award Wednesday. Thomas Morris earned the Bud Burns trophy for being the Selma golfer with the lowest 54-hole score.

Morris hit a 79, 79 and 82 to finish with a 240 in the 15-and 16-year-old age group. Selma’s Jones Free came into the final day as the leader in the 13-and 14-year-old age group after hitting a 75 in his first round. Free said his putting was off in his second round, as he finished with an 87 to finish sixth in the A division with a 162.

“That’s how golf is,” Free said.

David Cothran from Selma played in the 15-and 16-year-old age group and hit a 91 on the first day and a 92 on the second day to finish with a 183.

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Staff writer for The Selma Times-Journal.

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