Probably perched at the top of Trey Hanvey’s back-to-school shopping list were all the usual items — pens, pencils, paper and maybe even a brand-new notebook. What the Fairview High student really wanted, however, couldn’t be found in a store but rather on the golf course.
One day before the start of his junior year, Hanvey closed out his summer in style by wrapping up a win at the Chesley Oaks Open. The Aggie No. 1 went low with a 5-under 66 on Sunday to end the two-day tournament at 3-under (73-66), just one stroke less than runner-up Adam Jacobs (65-75) and two better than defending-champion J.J. Adams (71-70).
The victory was not Hanvey’s first in local competition. He also won the 2012 Elks Junior County Championship and played in the final foursome of the 2012 Cullman County Golf Tournament, where he earned All-County honors as a top-five finisher.
Away from Cullman County, Hanvey won the Alabama Junior Golf Association’s Point Mallard and Highland Park tournaments and landed in the top-four seven other times throughout the tour’s 2012 circuit.
Kevin Byrd (72-72), a past champion and frequent contender at the annual event, finished five shots back of Hanvey, as did Caleb Neighbors (73-71).
First-round leader David Baker was unable to follow his 7-under 64 on Saturday with another solid round on Day 2. He shot himself out of the hunt with a 13-over 84, allowing Hanvey to storm back from an initial nine-stroke deficit to claim the 16th Chesley Oaks Open title.
Winners of the first through fifth flights, in order, were Hutch Sutter, James Bullard, Doug Patrick, Phil Lancaster and Phil Moss.
% The Times’ sports editor Rob Ketcham contributed to this report.