This much can be stated for Spencer Tibbits: He’s battled-tested under pressure. One week after winning his 2nd Class 3A state championship for high school golf in a playoff, the Fort Vancouver junior discovered himself in a three-player playoff at the Junior PGA Championship sectional qualifier at The Home Course in Dupont.
I was like you got to be joking me. Two weeks in a row? Tibbits said.
On May 25 in Spokane, Tibbets stepped off the course as the 3A state champ. Rather, he found himself in a playoff with Mercer Island s Zach Evens.
Tibbits didn’t need to wait for his eventual win, sealing his second high school state title in three years. Which led him to win his second All-Region children golf enthusiast of the year honor in 3 years?
The experience at state assisted him kick off another hectic summertime of golf with a success at the Junior PGA Championship sectional qualifier a week later.
I’ve played a lot of playoffs throughout the years, so I was positive going into this one, Tibbits said. But having played in one just the week before made it a little much easier. Tibbits sealed a victory in the Junior PGA sectional on the third playoff hole, sinking a 15-foot putt for birdie.
I was to think I might have meeting a much better putt, he said.
There isn’t a great deal of anything Tibbits hasn’t experienced on the golf course, considering he started playing at age 3. Golf is basically my entire life, he stated. It’s not a chore to me to play golf. I like the online game. I constantly have, and it makes me happy to play.
Tibbits hot begin to a busy summer season continued last weekend when he made it 3 wins in 3 successive weeks with his success in the Royal Oaks Invitational Tournament; although this time he didn’t require a playoff.
Later this summer Tibbits plans to play in the Junior PGA Championship in Rhode Island in August, the Junior Americas Cup in Guadalajara, Mexico, the Eddie Hogan Cup in Portland, the Junior World Championships in San Diego, and if all works out, the United States Junior Amateur in Tennessee.
Always looking ahead, Tibbits said he intends to continue his golf video game into college, then possibly a professional profession.
Initially comes his senior weather golfing for the Trappers.
When I was a freshman, I wanted to win state 4 out of four times, he stated. I got second my sophomore year, so I lost that. I d still take 3 out of 4.