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Boys golf: Peak to Peak’s Griffith eyes state title
Boys golf: Peak to Peak’s Griffith eyes state title

Adam Griffith walked down the first fairway at Indian Peaks Golf Course in his white sleeveless polo.

When asked what the story was behind the unusual golf attire, he replied with a smile, “Why not? It’s fun.”

But Griffith, known for his sense of humor, is all business when talking about his expectations for his senior golf season.

“I want to win state,” he said as the smile disappeared from his face.

“I have been working really hard this summer and I want to finish first.”

Griffith is the only returning state qualifier on a Peak to Peak team hoping to place in the top two at regionals and advance their full team to state.

But Griffith, who placed 10th at last year’s Class 3A state tournament with a two-day score of 149, wants nothing more than to end his career at Peak to Peak as a state champion.

“I have been really pleased with Adam,” Pumas coach John Thornbury said. “He definitely has the opportunity to do really well this year.”

Griffith is putting in the hours and doing his homework. He has compiled a list of goals for his senior campaign that ultimately ends with a state title.

“My goals are high but I think I can accomplish them,” he said. “Every time I am out on the course I pretend I’m facing Ethan Freeman (last year’s state champion) because that’s the type of score I am going to need to beat.”

State champions don’t just show up to the course the first day of practice and expect to be at their best. That’s why Griffith has made practice part of his daily routine since the summer began. Every morning, Griffith is at the course the second the sun rises.

“I have been working really hard this summer,” he said. “I get up at 6 a.m. every morning, play a round, then head to work.”

While the practice has proven profitable, Griffith said he struggled at times.

“My confidence was down a bit during the summer. I just couldn’t find it,” he said. “But it’s turning around and I am getting it to where I want it to be.”

After winning the Longmont Invitational and the Holy Family Invite in his junior season, Griffith has tasted victory. But he wants the ultimate prize.

“Winning state is all I want,” he said. “That’s why I have the goals. That’s why I practice so hard. To be the state champion.”

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