VANDALIA — It’s been quite a summer for Butler High School junior Zach Crawford. The golfer shot his best round of his career, a 65 at Homestead Golf Course, and qualified for the Junior PGA Championship in Bryan, Texas.
Now, he’s leading the varsity golf team with wins over Xenia, Fairmont, Sidney and Greenville and a third place tie individually at the Diana Schwab Invitational.
Varsity Boys’ Golf Coach Scott Hadder says Crawford is a “smart golfer.”
“His work ethic is second to none. He eats and breathes golf and is a student of the game. He is very intelligent and is a good leader,” Hadder said.
Hadder says Crawford’s accuracy off the tee gives him a competitive advantage over most golfers. Combine that with his “incredible distance control and an outstanding short game,” and Hadder says it wouldn’t surprise him to see Crawford on the podium at state before he graduates next year.
Crawford plans to continue playing golf in college.
Reach the Vandalia-Butler City Schools at 415-6400.