Golf


2019 Golf Team

Schedule

Athletics Event

Team Opponent Date Time Location Details Result Score Alerts
Golf
5 Star Invitational
Picadome Golf Course Details 1st Place
Golf
Taylor County Big Daddy
Campbellsville Country Club Details 1st Place
Golf
Gator Invitational (Central Time)
Bowling Green Country Club Details 1st Place
Golf
Colonel Classic
Nevel Meade Golf Course Details 1st Place
Golf
KY Cup - Stroke Play
University Club of Kentucky Details 1st Place
Golf
KY Cup - Match Play
University Club of Kentucky Details 1st Place
Golf
KIT
Harmony Landing Country Club Details 1st Place
Golf
Madison Central Invitational
Gibson Bay Golf Course Details 2nd Place
Golf
Battle of the Bridge
Old Bridge Golf Course Details 3rd Place
Golf
Paul Dunbar Invitational
Kearney Hills Links Details 2nd Place
Golf vs.
JV Tournament, Trinity High School
Seneca Golf Course Details
Golf vs.
JV Tournament, Christian Academy-Louisville
Seneca Golf Course Details
Golf vs.
JV Tournament, Oldham County High School
Sleepy Hollow Golf Course Details
Golf
New Dunbar Hosted Event
Boone's Trace National Golf Club Details 5th Place
Golf vs.
JV Tournament, Trinity High School
Long Run Golf Course Details
Golf vs.
JV Tournament, North Oldham High School
Long Run Golf Course Details
Golf vs.
JV Tournament, Ballard High School
Long Run Golf Course Details
Golf vs.
JV Tournament, Christian Academy-Louisville
Charlie Vettiner Golf Course Details
Golf
Trinity Invitational
Wildwood Country Club Details 2nd Place
Golf vs.
JV Tournament, Christian Academy-Louisville, Trinity High School
Persimmon Ridge Golf Course Details
Golf
Bowling Green Invitational (Central Time)
Bowling Green Country Club Details 1st Place
Golf vs.
JV Tournament, South Oldham High School
Nevel Meade Golf Course Details
Golf vs.
JV Tournament, Christian Academy-Louisville
Seneca Golf Course Details
Golf vs.
JV Tournament, Ballard High School
Seneca Golf Course Details
Golf vs.
JV Tournament, Trinity High School
All Day
Oxmoor Country Club Details
Golf
Battle of the Bluegrass
Persimmon Ridge Golf Course View Recap 1st Place
Golf vs.
JV Tournament, Trinity High School
Long Run Golf Course Details
Golf
Vince Hamilton Memorial
University Club of Kentucky Details
Golf
Vince Hamilton Memorial
University Club of Kentucky Details 2nd Place
Golf vs.
JV Tournament, Oldham County High School
Oldham County Country Club Details
Golf
KYGCA Outing
Lakeside Golf Course Details
Golf
Region 6 Golf Tournament
Details
Golf
KHSAA State Tournament - Practice Round (Central Time)
Bowling Green Country Club Details
Golf
KHSAA State Tournament - First Round (Central Time)
Bowling Green Country Club Details
Golf
KHSAA State Tournament - Final Round (Central Time)
Bowling Green Country Club Details

Roster

Athletics Roster

Coach Info

Davis Boland– Head Golf Coach

Davis is starting a new chapter of the Saint Xavier Golf Team. Along with his assistant coaches, he wants to continue the success and tradition of the golf program that the coaches before him have developed. In his words, “Our goal is always to win another state championship, but even more so it is to allow the young men to be better at the end of the season than they were at the start.”

Davis, a four-year member of the Tiger Golf team, graduated from St. X in 1989 and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Dayton and his MBA from Bellarmine University. While a member of the Flyer golf team, he earned first team All-Conference honors twice. Additionally, as an accomplished amateur player on the local, state and national scene, Coach Boland brings a wealth of golf knowledge and a keen competitive spirit to his role as the leader of the program.

Coach Boland believes that playing for St Xavier is a great opportunity that comes with the responsibility of representing yourself, your teammates and the St. Xavier community. He wants each young man to take on the role of making himself better in all that he does and to become an advocate for his individual success, as well as the team’s success.

Davis currently is a realtor with Louisville Fine Living Realty. Davis and his beautiful wife, Erika have three children: Davis a freshman at The University of Alabama, Grant a junior at St. X, and daughter Eliza.

Golf Season Outlook

With four players returning from a Region Six championship and a runner-up finish at state, the 2018 Tigers are expected to once again compete for the state title. The Tiger program will need to once again develop the young talent on the team to take on the leadership roles of the departing seniors.

The Tigers will look to returners Drew Doyle, 2017 KY Mr. Golf and 2018 KY Second Team All-State, Campbell Kremer, 2017 and2018 KY First State All-State, along with Benton Willams and Robbie Bender for leadership and experience. However, there are a number of talented players who have developed over the last year that will be competing for a spot in the top 5. Seniors Patrick Brooks, Andrew Flynn and Bryce Beard and Sophomores Jackson Finney and Riley Benderare just a few of the young men who will be fighting for those top 5 spots. There is a great deal of talent on this St. X team that will allow the Tigers to make a strong run at another state title.

Assistant Coaches: David Shearn '09, Curt White '03

Fast Facts

Through the Years

Since the KHSAA sanctioned its first golf championship in 1935, the Tigers have proven to be the gold standard for excellence and tradition throughout the Commonwealth. Beginning with the first state championship in 1951, the golf program has established a legacy of championship success that is second to none. With 13 individual winners and 21 team titles, Saint Xavier golfers have consistently proven themselves to be the most dominant program in Kentucky

  • Under the guidance of Brother Edward Joseph, the team captured the school's first four state titles (1951, 1952, 1954, and 1957).
  • Bobby Nichols became the school's first individual winner in 1953. He repeated as champion in 1954 before enjoying a professional career that included the 1967 Ryder Cup team, a second-place finish at the 1967 Masters, and 12 PGA Tour victories, including the 1964 PGA Championship where he beat Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus with a record low score that would stand for 30 years.
  • Frank Beard was the 1957 individual state champion before becoming a regular on the PGA Tour. While on the Tour, he was a member of the Ryder Cup teams in 1969 and 1971, captured 11 tour victories, and topped the PGA Tour money list in 1969.
  • In 1958, Eddie Schnurr became the last individual winner under Brother Edward Joseph.
  • Marty Donlon took over the program in 1963 and established the Kentucky Invitational Tournament (KIT) that showcases the best talent in the region. 2013 marked the 50th anniversary of the event.
  • Mike Zimmerer led the Tigers to the 1966 championship and captured the individual title as well.
  • From 1967 until Pat Vadden won in 1991, the Tigers would not have an individual champion, but would secure four team titles, including back-to-back championships in 1981 and 1982.
  • In 1999, Brandon Waldrop started a trend that would see the Tigers capture both the individual and team titles within the same year in three of the next five seasons (Robbie Shaw, 2001; Jessie Mudd. 2002; and Matt Savage, 2004).
  • Marty Donlon retired as coach in 2007 after continuing the tradition of excellence for 45 years. Coach Donlon's teams captured 12 team championships and six individual titles. Dan Utley was introduced as the new golf coach and replaced the longest-tenured head coach in school history.
  • David Payne added to legacy of champion golfers when he captured the 2008 crown and helped secure the team title in 2008, earning Coach Utley a team title in his first year.
  • In 2009, Justin Thomas claimed the state crown and guided the team to its 18th state championship. Justin played on the 2010 Junior Ryder Cup team and earned the Haskins Award as NCAA Player of the Year in 2012 as a freshman at the University of Alabama. His 2013 Alabama team was NCAA National Champion.
  • Stephen Stallings became the most recent Tiger to win the individual state title in 2011.
  • The Tigers finished as state team runner-up in both 2012 and 2013 and missed out on the title by a total of nine strokes combined over the two state tournaments.
  • In 2014 the Tigers returned to the podium with an impressive championship effort to win the 20th state championship for the St. X Golf program. Led by low scorer Allen Hamilton, St. X placed all five golfers in the top 20 finishers. Allen Hamilton, Matt Liston, Billy Basham, Mike Sass and Drew Kiehl all had outstanding junior seasons and will return to make a run at the crown in 2015.
  • In 2015 the Tiger Team of Allen Hamilton, Billy Basham, Michael Sass, Drew Kiehl and Matt Liston returned as seniors and did not miss a beat as they repeated as state champions. Liston led the way as the low scorer for the team, and the Tigers posted a record-breaking team total of 557 at 19 shots under par for the program's 20th state title.
  • In 2016 the Tigers won their 21st title and third championship in as many years behind a very young and talented group of golfers. After graduating all five seniors from the 2015 championship team, senior Clay Amlung led the way to the team championship as he also won the individual title. The rest of the team was comprised of underclassmen: juniors Andrew Hinkebein, Will Fowler and Jay Kirchdorfer, along with freshman Campell Kremer. In addition to being the individual champion, Amlung was also honored as Courier Journal Golfer of the Year for 2016.
  • 2017 was an outstanding year for the Tiger Golf team as it won the KIT Tourney and Region Six Tournament and finished runner-up in the KHSAA State Championship. Sophomore Drew Doyle tied a course record on his way to winning individual honors in the Region Six Tournament. For the first time since Justin Thomas received an honor in 2009, Drew was named Kentucky's Mr. Golf. He was also honored as the Courier Journal's Golfer of the Year for 2017.